The m- Opening 1 Student Life 18 Organizations/Greeks 70 Sports 130 Academics 188 Individuals 216 Community 272 Closing 284 Index 290 7111" REM. BULL i85fc T USED AS A .1884 TRA»] VE STERN ST: :' Volume 78 1989 Opening 1 Taking time put to enjoy the peace and quiet of Chaplain's Lake , two NSU students pause for a few rhoments '.of reflection. \J ne aspect of Northwestern that has made a definite mark on students has always been the serene beauty of the campu s . Whether relaxing on the gently rolling hills, walking through NSU's rich past around Normal Hill or studying quietly under the trees, students were able to find their own niche at the university. From those who completed their college career to those just beginning, North- western made its mark on all who entered its gates, 2 '. Opening j A sure fnark of December and the tipcohing holidays is the annual Christmas Window Painting Contest, held at the Student Union and sponsoredby SAB. Thisyear'sthem^waS'^heJ^ ginning second and the Associationof 'Student 'Artists placing third. Studying is best done in a quiet place: In an attempt io escape the confinement.of her dorm room.freshman Lisa Giddens looks over her notes wan important test down by the Columns. Opening ; One of the main attractions at the 62nd Natchitoches Christmas Festival was the Budweiser Clydesdales. An American tra dition, the Clydesdales were driven by ' representatives from BuaSveiser along with tfo The Smile on concert director Bill Brent's face shows his pride in the orchestra performance at an outdoor concert. 4 Opening Staying in shape was an important concern for many Northwestern students} especially if they were involved in campus athletics. Two members ofNSU's track team pick up the pace around furpin Stadiutn. Eagerly awaiting the start of the Homecoming festivities, Queen Mary Miller and her father stand on the sidelines o/Turpin Stadium. Proudly showing spirit in their Volkswagen "Ladybug," several members of -Phi Mu cheer on their team as they participate in. the Homecoming parade. Opening 5 \Yhile attending classes and trying to maintain the necessary grade point average, students chose involve- ment in extra-curricular activities as part of their college experience. From the playing fields, to the airwaves, and even a political rally, variety in activities could be noticed among all, as each was driven to leave their mark. Expressing her political views, Olyrnpict Dukakis takes time out from filming Steel Magnolias to speak at a Northwestern rally held for her cousin, presidential candidate Mike Dukakis. 6 Opening Trying to move through an opening in the defensive line, a player maneu- vers toward the endzone during a Intramural Flag Football match. Intramurals had its biggest year ever, sending several teams to the state IM championships. Preparing to announce the upcoming lineup of songs, Personnel Director BUV'Rabbit" Schneider instructs a student how to prevent "dead air." The voice of Northwestern, KNWD experienced many changes this year, especially the format switch to Album-Oriented Rock and the move to South Hall. Awaiting orders from the commander, ROTC cadets discuss what is to be expected of them on a FieldTraining Exercise. Joining the Reserve Officers Training Corps was the choice of many Northwestern students; since it provided not only financial aid, but leadership training and experience. Opening 7 Waitingfor the Homecoming parade to gel under way, Potpourri Editor Tina Dutile, Current Sauce Editor SonyaRigaud, andfreshman ft. Scott Jottey admire the specially-made Homecoming mum that adds a decorative touch to their car. This was the first year that the student publications of Northwestern participated in.the parade. Melissa Porteo us tries to think of a creative solution as she competes in "Win, Lose or -Draw" during 1 ntramurals Half-Niter. w&SS8HHB9BHHHi ; • <' )^- : - * 8 Opening : Intramumls Beach Bay -was ah unqualified success for the IM department as studentsioaded themselves into a Pedal- Paddle for a race on Chaplain's Lake . Withstanding the tesioftijne, the familiar, yve [coming sight of NSU* s gate greet each visitor to the cam- pus. Er4ctedinl939'J940:bytheStudentGovernmentAssdcia western. Opening 9 The highest honor awarded to NSU students is Mr, and Miss NSU, : Seniors Melissa Canales and Kevin Peters were awarded the title in a campus wide election and presented a plaque during the half-time, of the football game against Sam Houston. 10 Opening Participating in the Homecoming Parade festivities were members of Kappa Sigma fraternity who placed first in the float decorating contest with their "roll the Bobcats" theme. JVLarks of individuality, excellence and honor became apparent as recognition and awards were readily earned. As a whole the university average ACT score increased from 14 in years past to 18, a record for the state. Enrollment also rose by almost 6 percent, an increase from last fall, making it necessary for renovations as dorms reached capacity levels. Yell Leader Janna Parker performs before members of. Northwestern and Northeast student body during the State Fair Rally in the Alley. Traditionally LA Tech has been the opponent in the annual competition but Tech dropped out of the Southland Conference, ending the long rivalry. Practicing for hours each week, band members perfect their talents to make sure there are no mistakes during per- formances. The Spirit of Northwestern, under the direction of Bill Brent, is the second largest band in the state and has won numerous awards in competitions. Opening 11 From the Homecoming parade to the Natchitoches Christmas Festival, the Mansion on the Hill provides an excellent van- tage point for onlookers; It also is a great place to kick back and relax, as evidenced by Kappa Alpha members Mike McQueen^ JohnWalsh, Randy Crow, Stefan Erath, Brett Harris, and Bobby Cockrell. Heralding the demise of the Southwesr Texas Bobcats, the Student Tina Dutile and State Fair Court member HoUey Methvin share a hug in Activities Board's Homecoming Hearse with Vic the Demon heads the stands during the 1988 State Fair Classic at Independence Stadium in through the gates of NSU on its way to Prather Coliseum. Shreveport. 12 Opening Asking the First Lady' s opinion, NSU president Dr. Robert Alost makes a comment to his wife Alma on the outdoor concert held at the A. A. Fredericks Fine Arts Auditoriutti: Taking a much-needed break from the oppressive heat,- four Northwestern students sit on the sidelines to watch the finals of Intramural Flag Football. Opening 13 Traditions, part of Northwestern 's rich history, played an important role for stu- dents as changes and advancements oc- curred, enabling them to make their mark on Northwestern and its surroundings. Spirit, whether cheering on the Demons from the stands or scoring the winning touchdown that won Northwestern the Southland Conference .Championship* was evident as students became involved in numerous campus organizations and activi- ties. Band member Verdis Walker gets into the spirit of things by supporting the football team during their playoff attempt. The Spirit ofNorthwestern had its share of the glory when they were asked to perform in the Superdome at the half-time of the New Orleans Saints game . Crowd participation during sporting events came to new heights this year as a winning team spurred the fans on. 14 Opening Reviewing plays with members of the offensive line, Coach Don Shows instructs his linemen on the opponent 's defensive weaknesses. Completing the \eas0n with a 1 0-3 record, the Demons brought home the SLC championship title and went on the Division 1-AA playoffs. Opening . .From striving for academic excellence to participat- ing in individual activities, each tries to make their own mark on the university. Some feel that Northwestern has provided more than a learning experience, it has given them a new perspective on life and a good head start for the future. While gaining these newfound abilities, ideas and views, there has been a definite impression made by Northwestern. And at the same time, students found that they too are making their mark. Dr. Robert Alost, president of Northwestern, presents, senior band member Verdis Walker and senior dance line captain Kim Wilson with plaques in recognition of their service and dedication. Keeping a close eye on what happens below, three NSU students take a break from classes to relax on the balcony of the A. A. Fredericks Fine Arts Center. 16 Opening Celebrating the 25 th anniversary of Kappa Alpha at Northwestern , the 1988 Old South com- memorated southern living with its dances and traditional food. Scholars' College counselor Dan Barker advises aLSC student on what to do about her Paradigms course. Opening 17 P O T P O U Student Life Edited by Charlotte Rush 18 StutlentUfe K 1 1 9 8 9 • Student Life 19 Despite financial problems, Equine science program beneficial Although the degree does not exi st an y longer, many students continue to utilize the equine sci- ence program. Northwestern students can be seen daily riding, feeding and grooming their horses and keeping the farm clean and the cows fed. With fifteen students left in the program, the equine science program is heavily underfunded and out of date. Casey Fradella, Farm Manager and Equine Director, manages the farm, teaches classes and sponsors the rodeo team. The farm is entirely run by Northwestern students who tend to the animals, cut and bale hay, mend fences and keep up the barns. Fradella sees the jods as a teaching lab rather than just a campus job because most of the workers are minoring in equine science or agriculture and are gaining skills in manage- ment and care of a farm operation. Student worker Dwayne Loftin of Dry Prong said, "I've learned a lot and had fun, but we need more equipment and money to keep up the equipment we do have." Most students in the program keep their horses at the farm where they take classes in training, riding, shoeing and grooming of their horse. These students seem to enjoy the program but would like to see more money put into it. Kristy Ryder of Jackson, Mississippi, said, "It's a worthy program, but it either needs to receive more funds to be developed into a full equine science program or to be cut out." Debbie Collins of Bentley, said, "With more cooperation from the adminstration, we could get more done." Part of Fradella' s time is also devoted to teaching classes in riding, training and manage- ment of horses. He also teaches riding classes to handicapped students two days a week, and the department sends them to the Special Olympics. This year one of his students won at the slate finals in Baton Rouge. He sponsors the rodeo team which presently has ten members who compete in ten rodeos a year. Although funding for the equine science program is low right now, Fradella is hoping in the future to build new facilities to work and show horses and cows and build up a program that is geared toward production and management of cows and horses. He anticipates a program that in the future will attract freshmen to Northwestern and will produce quality horses. The program is presently listed under general studies as an empha- sis. 20 Equine Science I ^y^jf J Robin Taliferro gives her dogs as well as her horse a wash after a ride on a rainy day. Wendell Walker picks some burs out of his horse's coat. Sharon Vaughn fights the cold, muggy weather to ride. Wendell Walker finishes a riding class and heads for the farm to feed the cows. Dwayne Loftin does the evening feeding at the stables. Equine Science 21 Oh where, oh where has my parking place gone? It is 8:05 on a typical Monday morning and students are scurrying to their eight o'clock classes. Why are these students late for class? Did they oversleep? Did they have to stand in line at the cafeteria? No, they are late for class because they had to drive around campus for half an hour looking for a parking space and then they had to walk two miles from their car to class. Resident students driving to class and the increase in student enrollment have led to the parking problem. Students who live on campus end up parking so far away from their class that it would have been easier for them to walk to class from their dorm. Yet, these students continue to drive to class. Because of the number of students enrolled this year, the amount of parking permits issued greatly outnumbers the amount of parking spaces available on campus. One way to solve this problem would be to not allow some students to have a car on campus. The decision to determine who would be de- prived of this privilege would be hard to make because many students live out of town and need their cars in order to go home on the weekends. Many students are frustrated by the lack of parking this year. James Ebarb, a freshman from Many, said, "There's too many cars on campus. We (commuters) can' t find a parking place in the morning unless we get here at 7:30." In an effort to solve this problem, the Traffic Committee decided to set up parking zones. These zones designate parking areas as either commuter or resident areas. This idea has made it easier for commuters to find parking spaces. Parking for residents, however, is almost impos- sible to find. Police Chief Ricky Williams says that the university police issued numerous park- ing tickets because many students were unaware of the parking zones at the beginning of this year. A future concept to alleviate the parking problem is to make NSU a walking campus. Under this plan, parking will be permitted on the outskirts of the campus, while the center of the campus will be reserved for pedestrians only. Walkways will be added between buildings and fountains will be placed on the campus. How quickly this plan goes into effect will be deter- mined by the amount of funding available. In addition to the changes in parking, NSU recently witnessed a change in the university's chief of police. Ricky Williams, a 1971 graduate of NSU, was appointed as NSU's new chief of police. While enrolled at NSU, he served as a student officer for two and a half years. He has attended three police academies: the U.S. Marshal's Academy in Washington, D.C., the Dallas Police Academy, and the Bossier Parish Criminal Justice Institute. Chief Williams was an honor graduate at the Bossier academy with a 4.0 G.P.A. He has worked for the U.S. Marshal and for the Dallas Police Department. One of the changes instituted upon Chief Williams' arrival is tougher penalties for those caught on campus that do not attend NSU. The university police perform a variety of duties including escorting females on campus at night, unlocking cars, and issuing speeding tick- ets and parking tickets. A number of NSU stu- dents are employed by the university police. Some of the jobs held by these student workers include resident hall security officers, radio operators, campus walkers, office workers and student officers. Brian Lovemore, student policeman, answers questions from Cart Worchel and her parents, Stanley and Ester. Tim Johnson receives a ticket from Sergeant Doug Prescottfor parking in a no parking zone. Ricky Williams was appointed police chief after Crawford Ficklin retired in June, 1988. With the increased number of students, most commuters have a hard time finding a parking place near the classroom buildings. Parking 23 Tailgating returns with mixed emotions 1 Tailgating at Northwestern is back and is gradually increasing in popularity. Imagine a parking lot full of people barbecuing, drinking and listening to a live band before a Northwest- ern home football game. It is a perfect opportu- nity for them to get together with their friends, to meet new people, to eat good food, to hear live music and to get in the mood for the game. As some may remember, tailgating was last seen in 1985 because of "a lack of re- sponse," according to Carl Henry, SAB advisor. However, students who were here in 1985 be- lieve the '85 tailgate parties to be better. The tailgate parties of 1988 were held inside as well as in the parking lot of Prather Coliseum. The Insatiables played Top 40 music while GTO's played mostly progressive. John Fred and the Playboys and Hadley Castille et le Cajun Grass Band appealed to both a crowd of all ages with their own style of music. 'Judy in Disguise' was a number one hit in the '60's for John Fred. George Ethridge, an alumnus of '72, said, "John Fred and the Playboys were excel- lent. They took us back to our college days." Everyone enjoyed Hadley Castille'sCajun/ zydeco music. Many parents brought their lawn chairs while others came to dance. Students who were familiar with Cajun music enjoyed the band. "Hadley Castille was great. He brought out our heritage to north Louisiana and did a good job in showing what south Louisiana is all about," said Emily Salter, a junior from Johnson Bayou. Students who have attended the tailgate parties this year have mixed feelings about them. Amy Sukman, a sophomore from Slidell, said, "We've been to all of them and have really enjoyed them. It's too bad more people don't show up. Maybe if they were advertised, more people would come." Kent Fryer, a senior from Gorum, said "The 1985 tailgate parties were better because there was more of a turnout. For some reason these parties do not attract as many Scott Haley and Karen Taylor enjoy barbecue with some friends and family at a tailgate party. Linda Davis, Butch Poteet, Laurie House and Steve Wolfe perform at a tailgate party with Mike McHale leading the cheers. While listening to the band, Charles Powell and Layne Miller cook hamburgers and hot dogs for the Lady Demons basketball team after an intersquad scrimmage between the Lady Demons and the Noon- ers, a local independent team. Hadley J. Castille and the Cajun Grass Banden- tertained both students and parents before the football game on Family Day. people as in 1985." Shawn Bailey, a junior from DeRidder, suggested more administrative involve- ment. "I think they should do things such as providing barbecue pits, beer, and have all the bands play outside." Chris Lee, a sophomore from DeRidder, suggests that the tailgating par- ties be more centrally located on campus. "They should start closer to the game. The alumni should be more informed because the bands are really good. I definitely think they will get better!" The Student Activities Board decided to bring back tailgating because they are always looking for more campus-wide programming. According to Mr. Henry, the SAB is attempting to program activities to promote school spirit and fun for the students. The SAB as a whole votes on the bands that play at the parties, with the help of Van Bush who is concert chairman. SAB spent a lot of money to provide quality entertainment for the students. With each party the student re- sponse has improved. Mike McHale said it is a "great time to get more students involved and fired up before the game. There is fantastic music and I can't see why anyone wouldn't want to go." 24 The return of tailgating The return oftailgating 25 One of fourteen . . . Carol Jordan crowned Miss LOB '88 An education can not only be found in the classroom; many students enhance the time spent in the classroom with extra-curricular activities. One such activity is the annual Lady of the Brace- let pageant. The 1988 pageant proved to be a learning experience for all fourteen participants. Carol Jordan, a sophomore from Florien, won the 1988 tide. Other contestants were Melissa Frank, Liz Bonnette, Holley Methvin, Charlotte Rutter, Shannon Bennett, Angela Chance, Beth Eitel, Michelle Hood, Mary Karpinski, Angela LaCour, Shwu-Fen Lee, Anne Marie Schneider, and Jackie Strickland. For Melissa Frank, being first runner-up was truly an honor, since she described herself as shy and insecure. Going from last place in the 1987 pageant to first runner-up gave her self- confidence a tremendous boost. "Being in the pageant gave me an incentive to become more outgoing, develop self-assurance, and at the same time, be more aggressive in communicating with people," said Frank. Winner of the swimsuit and evening gown competitions, Liz Bonnette experienced many benefits not readily available to everyone. "It allowed me to meet many new people and to get to know myself better," Bonnette said. "With the support of family and friends, I realized some of my strengths and weaknesses and developed confidence that I found really helpful in other aspects of my life." For others, being in the pageant meant find- ing a new talent while also having fun. Holley Methvin developed a liking for singing during rehearsals for the pageant while Anne Marie Schneider's jazz dance proved to be exciting for her. Carol Jordan found the talent portion to be the most enjoyable because, "The response I received for '42nd Street' from the audience was great." In addition to the Miss Lady of the Bracelet title, Jordan received a $300 cash wardrobe and a $1200 scholarship. "I feel extremely honored to have represented Northwestern. It has greaUy increased my self-confidence," she said. Among her duties as Miss LOB were representing North- Carol Jordan takes her walk of victory after being crowned the 1988-89 Miss Lady of the Bracelet. 26 Lady of the Bracelet western at all formal university occasions as well as in the Miss Louisiana pageant. Jordan is majoring in English and plans to attend law school in the future. She is a member of the concert and chamber choir, Phi Mu, and Purple Jackets. She is also a S tudent Government Association senator. In 1958, Kahne Dipoala won the first title and was given a solid gold bracelet to wear when she represented the university in public. Since then, many young women have worn the bracelet and used their experiences as Miss Lady of the Bracelet to further enrich their lives. Christy Messer, a Lady of the Bracelet committee member, said of the pageant, "It's what college life is all about, trying new things. By entering the pageant, one has nothing to lose and possible everything to gain." Caroljordan spends some of her free time with her big sis in Phi Mu, Angela Gentry. After being crowned Miss Lady of the Bracelet, Caroljordan poses with Melissa Frank, first runner- up, Holley Methvin, second runner-up and Charlotte Rutter, third runner-up. Lady of the Bracelet 27 Potpourri editor Tina Dutile finds that perfect book to send to a friend. Just one of the many changes made in the book- store was a new entrance and a neon sign. The University Bookstore carries an extensive line ofNSU notebooks, t-shirts, stickers, buttons and other memorabilia. 28 University Bookstore Bjj National chain brings changes to I University Bookstore Been in the University Bookstore lately? It has undergone renovations and now sports a new and trendy look. The transformation began when the university leased the bookstore to Wallace Bookstores, Inc. , in August 1 987 and renovations began in February 1988. Students entering the bookstore will imme- diately notice the additions to the store, such as an extensive line of textbooks and school supplies. The store also has a full line of imaginative cards, sporty t-shirts, and other fun items. The contem- porary , organized look is due to the Butler Group, a firm based in Louisville, Kentucky, who pri- marily remodels college bookstores. The store has received physical makeovers, including a new neon sign for the exterior and modern colors of paint inside the store. The up- to-date colors were chosen by Darlene Rachal, manager of the bookstore, and a representative from Buder. "The six-week remodeling project turned into a four-month endeavor with the Butler group drawing up the plans," said Rachal. "Even though the completion took longer than antici- pated, the faculty, staff, administrators and stu- dents are all shopping in the store and responding well to the improvements." Andra Fuller, a part-time student worker said, "There's quite a difference in how the book- store looks now than in the past. The modern look is much more inviting for the students who now come in and take time to see the new items." Employee Phyllis Gardner said, "The reno- vations make coming to work more enjoyable." The remodeling took advantage of the space available and organized it so that all space avail- able is effectively used while still maintaining a clean look. Dee Mims, a part-time student em- ployee said, "The space is used more wisely now and the color scheme is very inviting." The bookstore facelift has gone beyond just the furnishings. The store has changed its concept to fit the needs and wants of the students. "The store lends itself more to merchandising. A new buyer stays on top of current trends because the students needed more than we had offered in the past," said Rachal. Another student worker, Dawn Morris, said, "It's like working in a real store. People come in just to shop and look around rather than just to buy a book for a class. That should be what it's all about, shopping, not just buying what an instruc- tor requires." The bookstore now offers a better textbook buy-back policy than before. "Wallace was able to give us the tools to put it into effect. The bookstore is the university's service center," Rachal remarked. She also feels that by hiring students in the store, the students have a job and she has the best advertisement possible. "The students who work here are more excited to come to work. They take pride in their job," she said. Fuller commented, "I enjoy working here because I love being around other students." "The students seem to appreciate the changes and come into the store with a attitude of excite- ment," said Jan Posey of the University Bookstore's recent makeover. "The bookstore looks very contemporary and seems to be well organized. I've gotten nothing but excellent, friendly service from the employees,' said Van Reed, a freshman from Eunice. The students are reacting to the changes in a positive manner, according to Rachal. "The traffic flow has increased tremendously. The students are comfortable with coming in and shopping. More merchandise is moving due to the renovations." "The bookstore's appearance is much im- proved over last year," said Damian Domingue, a sophomore from Lafayette. Sonya Rigaud, a senior from Morgan City, said, "I think it's great. When I have some free time, I enjoy going down to the bookstore and looking around." Rachal also feels that the bookstore is an integral part of a student's education. "One becomes familiar with the present economic situ- ation when the dollar does not go as far as it should in buying textbooks." Rachal started working at the bookstore as a student in 1970 and has been manager since 1979. For the official grand opening in August 1988, the bookstore held a campus-wide drawing in which 15 prizes were given away, including a stereo, a bicycle, a set of luggage, and Northwest- ern memorabilia. Rachal plans to make the give- away a regular event each semester during regis- tration. University Bookstore 29 Karen Engeron and Liz Bonnette cheer the Demons on to victory. The Spirit of Northwestern inarching band plays the Demon Fight Song after a touchdown. Members of the 1988 Homecoming Court are Melody Smith, Kim Wilson, Karen Engeron, Queen Mary Miller, Cindy Bethel, Melissa Frank, Karen Guidry, Liz Bonnette and Kirsten Gernhauser. As part of the homecoming festivities, Lisa Lukowski crowns Mark Newstrom Mr. Homecoming. Erskin Cook, J ay Ingram, andScott Bergeron get a good view of the game from the Kappa A Ipha section. 30 Homecoming Featuring Ray Charles and John Fred and the Playboys Homecoming Week proves irresistible Robert Palmer was not in Natchitoches, but Northwestern 's homecoming week was still 'Simply Irresistible'. The week included Ray Charles, Mr. Homecoming, an invisible parade, a 50th year reunion, and a tailgate party that featured John Fred and the Playboys. Wednesday night, Ray Charles and the Raelettes performed to a capacity crowd at Prather Coliseum. He performed a number of classics songs such as "Georgia On My Mind" and "I Can't Stop Loving You". Ray Charles was sponsored by the Natchitoches/Northwest- ern Symphony Society. Thursday, the Student Activities Board sponsored a Mr. Homecoming pageant and The Barber and Seville, a ventriloquist. Mark Newstrom took top honors as Mr. Homecom ing with Jason Labbe and Darryl Willis as runners up. Some of the other contestants were Van Bush, Darryl Andrews, Scott Haley, Butch Poteet, Scott Dugas and Steve Wolfe. Over 200 attended. On Friday, everyone got in on homecom- ing festivities as the parade kicked off at 5 p.m. at the riverbank. Mike McHale, SG A president; Carol Jordan, Miss LOB; and Van Bush, SAB vice-president led the parade as it wound down Second street leading the homecoming court and floats. Kappa S igma took first in the float contest with Sigma Sigma Sigma placed sec- ond and Leisure Sports/SAB placed third. A pep rally was held after the parade in the coliseum parking lot with senior football players escorting the court. Mary Miller, home- coming queen, was escorted by Mark Newstrom, Mr. Homecoming. Members of the homecoming court included Liz Bonnette, Karen Engeron, Karen Guidry, Kirsten Gernhauser, Kim Wilson, Melody Smith, Cindy Bethel, and Melissa Frank. Following the pep rally, Mike McHale delivered the eulogy at a mock funeral for the Bobcat who was promptly burned. A dance was held featuring D.J., Brent Brown. Homecoming day proved to be exciting for students and alumni alike. Alumni of 1944 and 1938 gathered at reunions as younger alumni attended the tailgate party that featured John Fred and the Playboys. A number one hit in the 60's, 'Judy in Disguise' received much praise from those who attended. Steve Wig- gins, alumnus of 1971, said, "John Fred took us back to our college days. Their music is reminiscentof many fraternity parties we had." George Etheridge, alumni of 1972, said, "I enjoyed seeing some of my friends and I just wish the tailgate party would have been out- side and publicized more." In spite of threatening rain, many De- mon fans came to the afternoon game. Special guests were visiting high school seniors and the Pineville High School Band that performed at halftime. The homecoming court and queen, escorted by their fathers, were presented at halftime. The Demons defeated the Lions 49- 21. George Etheridge also said, "The week- end was a lot of fun. I was impressed with our win and really enjoyed the homecoming ac- tivities. It was nice to see the improvements that Dr. Alost has made on campus," he said. LisaLukowski, homecoming chairman, said, "This year's homecoming was a big success. It was also a big step for next year. We're looking at making homecoming next year even bigger." i. i Two weeks after hit reaches number one Expose plays Northwestern The Miami-based band Expos6 rocked Prather Coliseum on March 20, 1988, playing to a crowd of over 3,000 high school and university students. The concert, which also featured the MTV Basement Tapes winner Exit, was spon- sored by Northwestern 's Student Activities Board (SAB). Expose 's first number was their dance hit "Exposed to Love," which excited the crowd who had been waiting for over 30 minutes following Exit's performance. The three girls next sang "Extra, Extra," then slowed down for the moving ballad "December." After that, band member Jeanette Jurado observed, "You have a really pretty campus. I noticed several couples down by the lake [Chaplin' s Lake across from Prather] and I thought that was really cool." As the crowd roared their approval, she continued: "I want to dedicate our next song to all those couples out there." They went on to perform "Seasons Change," a ballad which topped Billboard's Top 40, making it their third number one hit. Expose took a short break after that because it was sweltering in the Coliseum, more so for the fans who were tightly packed as the crowd pushed forward for a glimpse of the band. While the girls went backstage and changed clothes, their backup band launched into an impromptu version of Cameo's hit "Word Up." Returning with fresh clothes and refreshed spirits, the trio went into an exuberant medley of Supremes tunes, such as "Baby Love," "You Keep Me Hanging On," "You Can' t Hurry Love," and the classic "Stop! In the Name of Love." Jurado described this number as 'nostalgia'. "Nostalgia feels good because it brings back memories of a time that was." Expose then sang their mid-tempo smash "Let Me Be the One." As Cindy Albert sang lead, the crowd pushed closer and closer to hear. After that, the fans were once again fired up by the band's first hit, "Come Go With Me," and the entire Coliseum joined in. Led by Ann Curless, Expose launched into their biggest smash "Point of No Return," which was number one on the Billboard Dance Chart, Top 40, and was also named "Dance Record of the Year." During the song, Curless, Jurado, and Albert threw red and yellow roses to the crowd. Expose was originally made up of Jurado, Curless, and Gioia Bruno. However, as Curless announced at the beginning of the show, Bruno was seven months pregnant and was on maternity leave. Albert filled her spot in the group during the 1988 tour. All the songs performed by Expose were from their debut album Exposure, which is on the Arista label. The trio is planning another record to be released sometime in 1989. SAB brought the concert to Natchitoches to complete its yearly "Spring Fling," a week of special events at NSU. Expose was one of the biggest acts held in Prather, said SAB concert chairman JimmieMcCormick. Previous concerts have been country acts like George Strait or Lee Greenwood. "Expose attracted the largest concert crowd at NSU since Jimmy Buffet in 1963," McCormick said. "It was very exciting working with Expose and I think the students of Northwestern got to see one of the fastest rising act in music today," McCormick said. WB&mMi^i IHHUHHHHil ■ ■ ■He Mtk m. . — T v %■ V HI " : wSi^H W - j • a aga OTBHnwiWOTiillifMBW^'W 32 Expose Ann Cur less of Expose asks the crowd ofPrathei to "Let Me Be The One." Along with band member Ann Curless, Exposes' s lead singer J eanette Jurado sings duet on "Point of No Return." Expose' s first number of the night was "Exposed to Love," with Ann Curless singing lead. Bopping to "Come Go With Me," J eanette Ju- rado dances across the stage. Expose 33 Allen Heil, Elizabeth Lindner, Shelly Benson and Allen Evans escape from the crowd at Rally in the Alley atop the Texas St. Bridge. Kappa Sigma 's Sean May field, Allen Evans, Kelley Sul- livan and Eddy Broadway enjoy Rally in the Alley outside Humphries. The Spirit of Northwestern band plays the fight song at the game. Queen Ann Marie Schneider and the court cheer the Demons on to a victory over Northeast. Court members included Day naDooley, Holley Methvin.StaciJoKlotzbach, Jennifer Walsh, LisaLukowski, Queen Ann Marie Schnei- der, Beth Eitel, Cindy Wilson, Tracy Smith and Kim Brown- ing. 34 State Fair With or without Louisiana Tech, Northwestern Students dominate State Fair Traditions are hard to break, and usually new ones are even harder to form. But State Fair Week- end 1988 proves new traditions arc just as welcome as old ones and can be successful. As the Northwest- ern Demons lost its traditional State Fair opponent, Louisiana Tech, it gained a new rival for the Shre- veport contest, Northeast. Because NLU was a novice at State Fair compe- tition and usual goings-on, the NSU SGA made an extra effort to acclimate the Indians from Monroe to the election of the State Fair court, to Rally in the Alley and the usual Shreveport fun. Slate Fair Chair- man, Laura Willis went through the rigors of plan- ning the weekend of excitement for both universities. Members of the State Fair court were recognized at a bonfire on NSU's campus, a reception for the two schools in a Shreveport hotel, at a pep rally in Shrevc Square as well as at the football game in Independ- ence Stadium. In a way, the beginning of a tradition was wel- comed by Demon football fans. For the first time in a long time, Northwestern won the State Fair football game. Granted the victory would have been much sweeter if the opponent had been Tech-last year, but even so, the new State Fair tradition began in a proper fashion as Northwestern defeated Northeast 27-15 after leading NLU in the fourth quarter 27-3. One thing that did not change in this year's State Fair weekend was NSU's taking Shreveport by storm. Hotels, their hallways, area nightspots and restau- rants were overflowing with students, faculty and NSU alumni. The spirit of Northwestern was appar- ent everywhere. Rally in the Alley saw the domina- tion of Demon fans, cheers and spirit over that of the rival Northeast Indians. In spite of LA Tech's backing out of the tradi- tional game, NSU proved that State Fair weekend is not dependent upon the old-rival Bulldogs but is based on the exuberant pride, dedication and fun that accompanies any Northwestern event. Members of Kappa Alpha and Sigma Sigma Sigma enjoy the football game at Independence Stadium. State Fair 35 "Cheering from the heart" Spirit squad gives it their all The 1988-89 yell leaders are new and im- proved. Through changes in the structure of the squad, cheerleader camp and intensive practice, Northwestern ' s yell leaders are another aspect of the university that is catching a lot of attention. The change to a coed squad produced a more collegiate-looking squad. With six return- ing members and ten new members, the squad has grown from a coed squad of four guys and thirteen girls to eight guys and eight girls and a 24- member pom pon line. The returning cheerleaders, Winston How- ard, John Kingsley, Butch Poteet, Melody Smith, Lisa Lukowski, and Ann Marie Schneider helped the new members go from simple, basic stunts to very elite stunts and complex pyramids. The new members of the squad are Sidney Rogers, Steve Wolfe, Randy Crow, Scott Dugas, Scott Haley, Charlie Hollinger, Laurie House, Lori Hatfield, Linda Davis, Keri Moses and Jana Parker. The 24-member pom pon line serves to help promote spirit within the crowd performing basic yells and chants. Working in groups of 1 2, one on each side of the field, the pom pon line can be seen as well as heard. "We are highly visible, the pom pons add visibility and precision," said Janet Perry, pom pon line captain. Another addition to the squad this year was a mic man. The mic man is constantly on the mic and makes it possible for the yells and chants to be heard. This year's mic man, Charlie Hollinger, performs some stunts as well as works the crowd. Early in the fall, the yell leaders attended cheerleader camp at Tennessee State where they worked with national squads that included Uni- versity of Alabama and Florida State who stressed crowd involvement. "They got a chance to see what they were supposed to be doing," said Brad Arnold, coach. According to Melody Smith, co- captain, the squad went to camp with lots of ideas, perfected them but also brought home many ideas to work on. They also received superior ratings every night. The crowd response is better this year, according to Winston Howard, co-captain. "We can be heard more this year because of the number of guys and the mic man, and we can also do more complex, higher pyramids," Howard said. Smith attributed some of the crowd response to the appearance of the squad. "I think we have a very t#wjip 36 Spirit Squad Members of the 1988-89 pom pon line are, first row, Kristen Hicks, Liz Bonnette, Ashely Knotts, Captains Susan Mullins and Janet Perry. Alaina Rushing, Martha Johnson and Holley Methvin. Second row, Janice Tappan, Leigh Ann Tabor, Michele Buzbee, Jackie Cutler, Linette Hebert, Katrina Lloyd, Katie Wh'Uten and Tracy Carter. Third row, Stacy Kay, Tamara Bush, Christie Smith, Tara Scarborough, Carlo Henry, Alissa Hanson and Marilyn Dranguet. attractive squad this year," she said. In addition to the physical changes, some mental changes took place. According to Arnold, the squad is more motivated this year than last year and is gaining more confidence as the foot- ball season progresses. "We have a lot of campus leaders on the squad. People in the stands get involved when they see their RA or fraternity president or brother cheering their heart out for the football team." "You have to work hard, but the joy comes from getting out on the sidelines and getting the fans to cheer their team on. You have to want it. You give more than you receive. Cheerleading comes from the heart. You can have all the ability in the world to be a cheerleader, but you won't be effective unless it comes from the heart," said Melody Smith. Members of the 1988-89 yell leaders are bottom row, Winston Howard (co-captain), Sidney Rogers, ScottHaley, Randy Crow, Scott Dugas, John Kingsley, Steve Wolfe and Butch Poteet. Top row, Lisa Lukow- ski, Lori Hatfield, Ann Marie Schneider, J ana Parker, Keri Moses, Melody Smith (co-captain), Laurie House and Linda Davis. Linda Davis and J ana Parker count the Demon pushups for Steve Wolfe and John Kingsley. The yell leaders perform for the crowd at the homecoming game. Leigh Ann Tabor and Michele Buzbee work hard to get the crowd behind the Demons. Spirit Squad 37 The search for a mascot... FORK 'EM, GROUNDHOGS, FORK 'EM? Imagine sitting in Turpin Stadium screaming "Sting 'em Wasps!" or "Go get 'em Ground- hogs!" These are just two of the many submis- sions received in 1923 in the effort of giving Lousiana State Normal College a mascot. Until then Northwestern 's football team had never officially been given a name. Newspapers sometimes referred to them as "our faithful war- riors," but they still did not have a mascot. The president of the university, Victor L. Roy, sug- gested a contest where the students would select a mascot worthy of representing Northwestern. Some of the student's entrees included: Spartans, Lions, Fighters, Warriors, Chiefs, Eagles, Falcons, Boosters, Sharks, Gridiron, Knights, Bearcats, Daredevils, Emperors, Can- nons, Deer, Bucks, Musketeers, Invincibles, Big Chiefs, Panthers, Indians, Giants, Wolves, Ser- pents, Pelicans, Royalists, Victors, Cyclops, Dragons, Bloodhounds, Terriers, Cubs, Profes- sors, Cannonballs, Cavaliers, Leopards, Redskins, Pioneers, and Rattlesnakes. A committee of three men — President Roy, Dr. Jesse Hazard, and Mr. John Guardia — were to announce the winner at an assembly the day after the entrees were submitted; they could not, how- ever, decide between "Braves" or "Demons." They then left it up to the students who ultimately chose "Demons." The two students who submit- ted this entry, Eileen Ritter and Truett Scarbor- ough, received a cash award of $10.00. There are many spinoffs that can be contrib- uted to our Demon mascot.For instance, editori- als for the Current Sauce such as "Satan's Satire" and "Demon Screams" came from the name. In addition, sections in Turpin Stadium are called Demon's Den, Devil's Delight, and Hell's Hol- low. The dance line was at one time called the Demonettes, and the road in front of Sabine and Rapides Dorms is called Demon Drive. In 1984 Ray Carney, director of external affairs, came up with the name "Vic" short for Victory, for the Demon. This name was also chosen from approximately 300 entrees from the students. Since this time, Vic the Demon has thrilled and entertained audiences at all North- western functions. Being chosen as Vic is not all fun and games. Sure, the honor of being Vic, attending all foot- ball games and just about every other school function does have its advantages, but getting there is the hard part. Tryouts are held every year and contestants are required to create an original skit, be interviewed by a panel of judges, and finally give an impromptu skit without using any words. This year's Vic did a rap skit called "Super Demon" to the song "Super Sonic." Vic then traveled on to Tennessee and attended an UCA Mascot Camp. There Vic received the Key to Spirit award, three gold superior, one blue supe- rior and one excellent ribbon. Vic also received the Most Improved trophy. Vic was even compli- mented on being a very snazzy dresser. Everyone marveled at the originality of his costume. Once one becomes Vic, they are faced with wearing a very hot costume and attending the many football and basketball games. The advan- tages, however, far outweigh the disadvantages. Not only does Vic cheer on the Demons, but also entertains crowds, makes lots of friends with children and gets Demon fans involved at football and basketball games. The Potpourri asked Vic what he thought of the school spirit this year and Vic replied, "It is very good, but there is always room for improve- ment. All our teams need student support to do well, so come out and support the Demons! ! " Vic gets a ride around the field as the band begins their pregame show at the homecoming game. Vic poses with the pom pon line while helping them cheer the Demons on to a victory. Mayor Joe Sampite andCouncilman Wayne McCullen presented Mayor Awards to the former mascots at a mascot reunion held in March, 1988. Kneeling from left to right, are Allen Barnes, Darren O'Bannon (in uniform) and Scott Davis. Standing, Wayne McCullen, Tony Hernandez, Mayor Joe Sampite, Dan Medlin and Randy Oats. ,*«•- & <•*. V 4 38 Vic the Demon From 48 to over 220 in five years, The Spirit of Northwestern grows each year The Spirit of Northwestern marching band continues to grow. They are the second largest uni- versity marching band in the state. Band Director Bill Brent has seen the band grow from 48 members five years ago to well over 220 members today. He says that the increased membership is a result of more recruiting, a quality program, and the overall turnaround of the university. "In the future, I hope to improve the quality of the band's performances and to maintain the band's membership. The large size of the band is nice, but it is easier to work with a smaller group and it is less expensive to travel with fewer members," said Brent. The band, under the leadership of drum major Robbie Robinette, performed at a variety of places this year. Robinette is a music education major from Carthage, Texas. The band traveled to the game against McNeese at Lake Charles and at the State Fair game against Northeast in Shreveport. With proud determination, the band even braved a ter- rible rainstorm to perform at Stephen F. Austin. The band did an exhibition at a high school band contest in Mansfield and was invited to perform at the Saints' game against the Giants at New Orleans. ESPN covered the game and the band got the chance to play for over 80,000 spectators. Contrary to popular belief, the band is not just for music majors. Senior Hank Ewing, a broadcast journalism major, plays the baritone and serves as a section leader. He also works as a freshman adviser for the band as which he invites five high school seniors who show band potential to each game. Ewing enjoys working with band director Bill Brent because he feels that Brent takes the time to know each person. Like other band members, Ewing was busy with band practice before most students had even begun to think about returning to school. As a section leader, he had to attend a camp the last weekend in July . He also joined other band members in practice three times a day for a week before registration. Practice then returned to two hours three times a week. All of the hard work paid off with the band's great performances this year including such programs as a Tribute to Hollywood and a Tribute to New York. North western's pepband added a little extra pep to this year's basketball season. But Music major Robert Turchick added even more pep. He decided to make his own mascot when he noticed that Northwestern 's mascot did not appear at the basket- ball games. Turchick' s mascot, a remote control car with a Vic the Demon doll in it, was a great success. The idea was so popular with the fans, that Turchick's mascot might even become a regular feature at Northwestem's basketball games. Even as next year promises an even bigger band, the Spirit of Northwestern has shown the rest of the state as well as Northwestern fans that it can compete with the best and come out winners. The Sprit of Northwestern band helps the cheerleaders rally the fans at a football game. Showing their true colors, members of the horn section await their cue from drum major Robinette. Robbi 40 Spirit of Northwestern Dennis Jackson and Rich Grimm concentrate at practice on the music and for mat ions. Eric Freeman plays the sounds from the big bands at practice one afternoon. Le Ann Anderson gets a break from the hot sun in the pit while playing the melodies. Finishing the halftime show, Pat Divetro and John Ay res march off the field. Spirit of Northwestern 41 Rain or snow, sleet or ice, Mardi Gras tradition carries on Twenty-degree temperatures, freezing rain and icicles did not stop Northwestern students from en- joying Mardi Gras. Whether it be in New Orleans watching the parades and catching beads off of a float, or in downtown Eunice or Mamou eating cracklins or boudin and dancing in the streets to Cajun bands, the cold weather did not stop those students who were determined to enjoy Mardi Gras. Those students who traveled south on Friday found no trouble, but those who waited until Sunday night or Monday morning found icy roads and parts of the interstate closed. Bill Schneider said, "It took us three hours to get to Alexandria Monday morn- ing, but the rest of the way to New Orleans was not as frozen as the interstate between Natchitoches and Alexandria." Most of those students who attended Mardi Gras went to New Orleans to the French Quarter and to Bourbon Street to catch beads and watch the parades. Those veteran Mardi Gras-goers were accustomed to the endless flow of alcohol and propositions, the gaudy costumes, and the other estimated 1 .7 million people who found their way to New Orleans this year. Veteran Mardi Gras-goer Keith Crappell of Morgan City said, "Mardi Gras is always fun. New Orleans fills with people and the spirit of Mardi Gras brings out the best in them." Although the New Orleans Mardi Gras is most popular, there is another Mardi Gras not many people know about. Eunice, Mamou, Basile and other small towns in Southwest Louisiana celebrate in a much different way. There is no parade, rather a Mardi Gras run in which costumed people on horses ride through the countryside or town to collect chickens, sausage, flour and onions to be put into a huge pot of the traditional gumbo served to the townspeople before the six weeks of Lent begins. These small towns fill with locals as well as tourists from all over the United States and foreign countries to hear the Cajun bands, dance in the streets, eat good food and, in general, to "pass a good time." Van Reed, a native of Eunice said, "It is not the New Orleans Mardi Gras. It is the true Cajun Mardi Gras. The best part is chasing the chicken and the gumbo afterwards. Although this year's Mardi Gras was slow because of the cold weather, it was fun." Whether Mardi Gras was in New Orleans, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Eunice or Mamou, all who went or participated in it seemed to enjoy them- selves. The weather could have been warmer, but there is always next year. 42 Mardi Gras The capitaine leads the Mardi Gras runners into Mamou. Many tourists as well as locals crowd into small towns such as Eunice, Mamou and Basile to share a little of the Prairie Cajun Culture. The music is just a small part along with the food and the dancing. Donna Nolin and Ke vin Hopkins find a small corner in Pal O ' Brien 's to gel away from the crowded street. Keith Crappell andJeffB urkett utilize a street sign on Bourbon Street to find some friends lost in the crowd. Kappa Sigma' s Sam Cambria helps Eric Creed funnel a beer. Mardi Gras 43 Despite some improvements NSU still hindrance to handicapped Although Northwestern's campus is equipped for most students, it does not measure up when it comes to the handicapped. North- western needs to be more accessible to handi- capped students. The curbs are too high for most people in wheelchairs. There are too few park- ing spaces provided for the convenience of handicapped people and there are not enough elevators. Not only do the classroom buildings and curbs cause problems, but the dorms also pose problems for those students who are handicapped. Sabine Hall Director Pat Hall said, "There is a ramp in Sabine that has been rebuilt and a handi- capped parking space and bathroom, but there is not a room with a handicapped bathroom in it, although there are rails in each bathroom. There have been no specific problems as there is no one in the dorm confined to a wheelchair." Gynger Ingram, a vision impaired student from Shreveport does live in Sabine and finds that there are problems. "The student life staff isn't receptive to handicapped students. To get a room adapted for me was very difficult. Extra space and more light had to be added. The faculty, however, was more than willing to work with handicapped students. They go to great lengths to help the handicapped students such as moving a classroom downstairs or rearranging a seating chart where I can see," said Ingram. Miriam Brown agreed, "There needs to be more communication. You have to gripe and threaten to get things made accessible. I've had to fall and get hurt to get the curbs cut down. This semester Northwestern seems to be more acces- sible to me, but there is always room for improve- ment." Northwestern student Mike Anders finds the curbs and the elevators the biggest problems. "The curbs are too high for most people in a wheelchair and th elevators are located in very few places in Ky ser and Will iamson Hall." Anders is in a wheelchair but docs not feel he is handi- capped. In the year since the accident that left Many Northwestern students park in the handi- capped zones in a hurry to get to class. The fine for parking in a handicapped zone is $15. 44 llundicappi d Students **^-- him in a wheelchair, he is walking and looking forward to riding his motorcycle. Anders says, "You're only seen in the eyes of others as you sec yourself. If you see yourself as handicapped and helpless then that's how others see you." Anders is currently helping eight year old John Lance Durham of Natchitoches cope with Spina Bifida. Mike enjoys spending time with the boy in hopes that he will learn to become a normal kid and not feel like he is handicapped. For Anders, Northwestern is not the only place behind the times, most of Natchitoches is. Anders added, "Natchitoches is not accessible to people in wheelchairs. There are very few ramps and restrooms. McDonald's and Burger King have ramps but most restaurants don't." None of the pizza places have ramps, neither do Wendy's or Kentucky Fried Chicken. The convenience stores have high curbs. The only club with restrooms and ramps for the handicapped people is Sassy 's. Theonly accessible grocery store with check out lanes large enough for a wheel chair is A&P. Anders urges the Natchitoches and North- western community to realize that people in wheelchairs are a growing part of the community and that they are real people. "It would not cost too much money for Northwestern and Natchito- ches to accommodate those in wheelchairs as the number of back injuries is drastically increas- ing." - k . iL^RL *s ^S^"^ - - jfigh curbs and not enough ramps are the biggest inconvience that handicapped students onNorthwestern's husface. yalchiloches native Mike Anders works out at the Warehouse between classes. Handicapped Students 45 One last fling before finals, Festival provides students relief With one last weekend left before finals, I thought I might venture out to the 62nd annual Christmas Festival before settling down to study. I decided to prepare myself for the festivities on Saturday by going out on Friday, Christmas Fes- tival Eve. With numerous parties going on, I chose to go to a sorority sister's house. After many toasts to people, events, times in our lives, dir- rerent kinds of trees, and pet rocks we had lost when we were little, I must say I started feeling mighty chipper! For some reason I thought I could handle more partying. My friends forced me to go out some more. Okay, I actually went very willingly. I thought to myself, where would be a great place to go? The Student Body was our destination. The place was packed! The music was blaring! How could I leave my friends with a beer bust going on, how could I refuse? Well, I decided to stay, only because my friends needed me, you understand. After being there an hour, meeting plenty of people, and making numerous trips to the bath- room, I felt like dancing. My partner and I walked to the dance floor hoping to find a spot to dance. The only spot we could find was under a speaker on the wall. This left us a total of about two feet. I told him I would take a rain check on the dance. Later, I got up the nerve to dance again. Well, this guy and I go to dance, I see some of my friends on the dance floor, rush to them, lose my partner and wind up dancing with three girls and a wall. This little incident told me it was time to go home. Luckily, I was not the designated driver for the night. I got to the dorm and barely made it up the four steps in the front, threw my purse down, tore m y coat off, kicked of f my shoes, and fell face down onto my bed. Waking up Saturday morning was an ad- venture in itself. I woke up, still face down, with my alarm screaming at me. I felt as if someone had surgically planted the alarm in my head over night. After I turned the alarm off, I decided to get up and get ready for the Lights. After slowly getting ready, my friends and I walked to the parade site. I had already missed the children's parade, so I figured 1 out of 2 ain't bad. We saw floats, NSU queens, visiting queens, yell leaders, and all the bands start to assemble for the parade. Walking down second street, I wondered where I would stand. I walked by a group of Kappa Sigmas who looked like they were recov- ering from their Christmas Party the night before, a couple of Sig Tau pledges, some TKE's, and then, I found the place to watch the parade- the Kappa Alpha mansion on the hill. There were red beans and rice to eat, beer to drink, and men to meet. Plenty of people were there. Lots of Greeks: Tri Sigma's, Sigma Kappa's, Phi Mu's, Theta Chi's, TKE's, plus LSC students, alumni and fac- ulty were there to enjoy the celebration. We all watched the parade and screamed at everyone that went by, whether we knew them or not. During the parade, Northwestern Demon's game was on the television. Many people were watching that as well as the parade. Unfortu- nately, the Demons were defeated. But all was not lost. The fireworks started at the very last seconds of the game. Those watching the game ran down to Front Street to watch as well. The oohs and aahs were the same after every display . The lights were turned on and out-of-towners clapped at the beauty while local teenagers said, "Big deal, it's the same s%#$ every year." I thought to myself, oh well, they will appreciate it all one day. When the crowds started to fizzle out, I had to run down and treat myself to a FUNNEL CAKE!!! Oh yeah, and look at the lights. Many NSU organizations had booths selling everything from pickles to their rendition of the Natchitoches meat pie. Oh, and of course, Skippy Waters, a Kappa Sig alumni, was making quite a fortune off of his Christmas Lights buttons. Afterwards, there was so many things to do and so may parties to go to, I couldn't decide which one to go to, so I decided to call it a night. As I laid down in my bed, getting ready to pray for what I wanted for Christmas, I couldn't think of a better way for anyone to start off the Christmas holidays than to have a celebration of the Natchi- toches Christmas Festival. by Karen Engeron Reprinted from the Current Sauce December 6, 1988 Scott Waskom, Scott Bergeron, Robert Jones and Doug Sellers work in the Flight Team's booth at the Christmas Festival. ' A K 46 Christmas Festival Sue Turner of Baton Rouge watches the parade with Gene Callahan, a two time Oscar winner for art direction. Dr. Callahan was honored for his accomplishments with a doctorate degree at the fall graduation exercises. Burt Guerrero did not miss any of the activities as he enjoyed the festival from the Kappa Alpha house. Although the yell leaders could not go to Idaho to cheer on the Demons in the Southland Conference play- offs, they cheered on the Demon fans during the parade. Ryan Hebert heads downtown to Front Street with his ice chest. Christmas Festival Al '30 Years of Puttin' on the Ritz' Cindy Bethel crowned 1989 Miss LOB 1989 marked the 30th anniversary of the Miss Lady oftheBraceletpageant. Apart of Northwestern 's rich history is carried on as Cindy Bethel was chosen out of a field of ten contestants to represent the university. Cindy, a junior broadcasting major from Mans- field, won both the swimsuit and the talent portions of the pageant as well as winning an audience chosen People's Choice Award for talent. Her talent featured a rendition of "Chopsticks" in which she was accom- panied by the NSU Jazz Ensemble. This year's LOB pageant, "30 Years of Puttin' on the Ritz," was sponsored by the Student Activities Board under the direction of Carl Henry, III and chairperson Kim Wilson. Contestants included Tara Tietjcn, Elizabeth Bonnette, Christi Cloutier, Tamara Prudhomme, Penelope Meziere, Patty Breckenridge, Karen Engeron, Shannon Greer, Cindy Bethel, and Alicia Mayo. Scholarships this year included full tuition, cash, a meal plan and books for the 1989-90 school year. The title of Miss Congeniality was shared be- tween Karen Engeron, a sophomore from Houma, and Alicia Mayo, a freshman from Harrisonburg. First runner-up honors went to Christi Cloutier, a junior broadcast journalism major from Natchez. She also won the preliminary evening gown award. Second runner-up was Patricia Breckenridge, a fresh- man from Kingwood, Texas. Third runner-up was Shannon Greer, an 1 8 year old freshman from Pinev- ille majoring in elementary education. Featured entertainer was Miss Louisiana 1987 Patricia Brant, a ventriloquist and first runner-up to Miss America 1988. The mistress of ceremonies was Liz Swaine, an anchorwoman for KTBS-TV in Shre- veport. In June, 1989 Miss Lady of the Bracelet will be in Monroe competing for the title of Miss Louisiana. When asked why she chose the Miss Lady of the Bracelet pageant, Cindy Bethel said, "The scholar- ships increased this year and that helped because I do not have to worry about school next year and can concentrate on Miss Louisiana. I would also like to project a positive image of Northwestern at Monroe." Bethel will be making her 4th trip to the state pageant where she is a two time nonfinalist talent winner. In addition to representing Northwestern on the state level, Cindy will also represent NSU at formal functions such as homecoming, other pageants and at the Natchitoches Christmas Festival. 48 / 989 Miss Lady of the Bracelet Cindy Bethel reflects on her four awards won at the J 989 Lady of the Bracelet pageant, which cele- brated its 30lh anniversary with the theme "30 Years of Puttin' on the Ritz." 1988 Lady of the Bracelet Carol Jordan of Florien passes on the coveted crown to her successor Cindy Bethel of Mansfield, who will be Northwestern s official representative as the Lady of the Bracelet for 1989. Christi Cloutier shows the audience that there are no strings attached as she does a dance interpretation o/Pinocchio. Winners in the 30th annual LOB pageant were: Miss Congeniality A licia Mayo (tie); third unner-up Shannon Greer; Peoples' Choice award for talent, winner of the talent and ■wimsuit competitions and the 1989 Lady of the Bracelet Cindy Bethel; evening gown winner ind first runner-up Christi Cloutier; second runner-up Patty Breckenridge; and Miss Congeniality Karen Engeron (tie). Playing "Memory" from the famous Broadway musical Cats, Alicia Mayo demonstrates her skills on the flute during the talent competition. Alicia tied for the honor of Miss Congeniality, an award voted on by the contestants. From comedians to concerts, SAB offers alternatives to students The Student Activities Board is an organi- zation in which the primary function is to coordi- nate campus activities with maximum student involvement. These range from dances, comedi- ans, top name concerts, student talent shows and magicians. Any student with five hours or more is automatically qualified to become an SAB com- mittee member. There are several committees to choose from, each offering a wide variety of events and activities to work on, which make up the core of the board. Public Relations and Advertising is respon- sible for not only promoting events sponsored by SAB but is also responsible for promoting the entire board. This committee is the link between the administration as well as the students. Being a part of this committee entails layout and design work for ads and brochures. It also includes public relations activities within the university, including seminars on SAB and recruitment of volunteers. The Cinema Focus committee is composed not only of movie lovers but also of students who enjoy alternative programming. Perhaps the larg- est committee on the board is the Concert com- mittee. It selects, schedules and books top name acts to perform at NSU. In the past, the Concert committee has showcased Lee Greenwood, George Strait and Expose, to name a few. Re- sponsible for all Homecoming, State Fair and Spring Fling events, the primary purpose of the Special Events committee is to coordinate with the other committees to produce major events with the greatest student involvement. The Fine Arts committee brings cultural and musical programs to Northwestern. The offi- cial host committee of the Student Activities Board is Hospitality and Decorations. It focuses on the appearance of the Student Union by deco- rating for special occasions, holidays and other SAB events. This committee is also in charge of many annual events such as the Christmas Win- dow Painting Contest and the Spring Banquet. One of the most diverse committees on the Kim Browning, Shane Smith, Dayna Dooley and Antoinette Montelaro work on plans for the spring concert. The Student Activities Board members are front row, Kim Wilson, Lisa Lukowski, Anne Marie Schneider, Karen Cresap and Tracy Fisher (public relations and advertising.) Second row, Dayna Dooley (secretary), Chris Lee, Antoinette Montelaro and Burt Perkins. Third row, Laura Willis, Terri Crump- ton, Robin Thibodeaux, Mary Miller (president), Kim Browning, Tracy Smith, Shane Smith and Van Bush (vice-president.) board is Lagniappe, responsible for most of the performers contracted by SAB such as hypno- tists, comedians and a variety of professional musical entertainers. Possibly one of the most important events that SAB sponsors is the annual Lady of the Bracelet Pageant. The pageant is a preliminary to Miss Louisiana. The winner will not only compete in the pageant but will also rep- resent Northwestern at numerous official func- tions around the state. The Board consists of 19 members, with i executive members, 7 committee chairperson! and 7 representatives. To become a member ol the Student Activities Board, one could start oi^ as a committee member, then can be either sej lected to serve as a committee chairperson or run in a general election for a representative-at-largi position. The executive members usually have worked their way up and are selected by the outgoing board based on their past performance, Mth new administration, *GA undergoes improvements The purpose of the Student Government Association is to "promote the general welfare of the students and to act as a liaison between the ad- ministration and the students." Fred Fulton, di- rector of student life and SGA advisor, helps the members of SGA get the information they need to make decisions. SGA has been busy this year under the lead- ership of President Michael McHale, a senior Political Science major. The elections of both the Homecoming and State Fair queens were spon- sored by the SGA. They worked together with SAB to coordinate the Homecoming activities. Members of SGA hosted the State Fair Brunch and worked hard to promote school spirit at the game against Northeast. They were also respon- sible for the Student Directories. SGA also held its election where the students got a chance to choose the people that they wanted to represent them. Sophomore biology major Robb Brown served as the Senator-at- large and was recently elected as Treasurer. Brown, like other members of SGA, feels that the most important goal of SGA is "to see that the desires of the students are met." SGA also began work on numerous projects this year including talking with local night clubs about beginning a designated driver program in Natchitoches. They looked into having a lawyer provide free legal assistance for students and also discussed plans for providing a campus shuttle system, an automatic teller machine on campus, and typewriters that could be checked out at the library. Myrl Dance and Shelly Benson refer to past leg- islation in an attempt to help a student. Members of the SGA are left to right .front row, Beth Bowman, Stephanie Causey, Shelly Benson, Sarah Robinson (commissioner of elections), Karen Engeron, Laura Willis, Liz Bonette and Precious Jenkins. Back row, Jeremy Passut, Brian Shirley, Robb Brown (treasurer) , Robert Bennett, Henry Dibrell, Frederick Perkins, Myrl Dance, Michael McHale (president), Andy Harrison (vice president), Keith Triggs, John Walsh (secretary) and Chris Carter. Student Government Association 51 From Greek to honor organizations, Extracurricular activities prove helpful Do extracurricular activities help or hurt students on Northwestem's campus? Studies conducted on college campuses in North Louisi- ana and by a national sorority show that involve- ment in campus organizations can increase one's chance of success both in college and after gradu- ation. Many of Northwestem's campus leaders maintain high grade point averages in addition to participating in extracurricular activities such as Student Government Association, Student Ac- tivities Board, cheerleading, Greeks, political organizations, and student publications. Some of these organizations such as Blue Key and Purple Jackets stress academic achieve- ment as well as extracurricularpartieipation. Other organizations as well as the fraternities and so- rorities offer study halls for their members. Miss NSU Melissa Canales, a senior education major from Leesville, said, "Getting involved with organizations like Phi Mu and Purple Jackets helps build your self-confidence. The other members get behind you and really help. They have made me want to strive for better grades." Although getting involved with an organiza- tion requires a lot of time, it teaches time manage- ment. Phi Mu President Kim Wilson said, "I had so little time to study with Phi Mu, SAB, Greek council, dance line, and Purple Jackets that the time I spent studying was productive. I studied whenever I could, not just crammed the night before the test." Miss LOB Cindy Bethel said, "Extracurricular activities take so much lime, you have to be a very disciplined person to balance your classes and grades with extracurricular ac- tivities." Extracurricular activities can also offer valu- able lessons not available in the classroom. Working on the yearbook or newspaper or play- ing football or basketball teaches one how to work with people. Karen Engeron, a sophomore journalism major from Houma, said, "Maintain- ing a good grade point average and succeeding in other areas of the university such as a fraternity or sorority, the SG A or SAB, or honor organizations is great. Extracurricular activities helps one to learn how to work with other people but can do harm if one barely earns a 2.0 GPA every semes- ter and is heavily involved in campus activities." Students are the ones who determine whether campus activities will help or hurt them. They have to decide what is too much and balance a schedule of classes, studying, and activities. 52 Extracurricular activities Melody Smith and Kim Wilson, members of the 1988 Home- coming Court, are presented at the homecoming game. Michael McH 'ale introduces Olympia Dukakis as she cam- paigns for her cousin, Michael Dukakis. Miss NSU Melissa Canales and Mr. NSU Kevin Peters are presented plaques at halftime of the last home football game. Tina Dutile, editor of the Potpourri, relaxes in Tommy Whitehead's office after mailing another portion of the book to the printer. Drum major Robbie Robinette leads the band at practice outside Prather Coliseum. Extracurricular activities 53 Old Northwestern revived as Increased enrollment forces renovations The increasing student enrollment at North- western has made it necessary to renovate several old dormitories. Varnado and Caspari Halls are nearly forty-five years old. Both of these dormi- tories were reopened this fall semester after under- going extensive repairs. Varnado Hall is named after Dean Edwards Varnado. Dean Varnado was an 1 899 graduate of the Louisiana Normal School. She served the Normal School for thirty-seven years, first as a teacher and then as the Dean of Women before retiring in 1942. She died in 1954 and Varnado Hall was dedicated in her memory during that year's Homecoming activities. Contractors recendy completed renovations to Varnado Hall with the assistance of Dr. Vir- ginia Crossno of the Home Economics Depart- ment. In renovating the dorm, the workers salvaged as much of the original furnishings as possible in order to maintain the 1930's appear- ance of the dorm. Some of the furnishings that were kept include the bedroom furniture which was sent to a company to be refinished, the solid wood doors, the marble in the bathrooms, and several chandeliers. New blinds, linen closets, and vanities were added to the rooms. Since being renovated, Varnado Hall is the most luxurious residence hall on campus. The rooms are car- peted and are slightly larger than the other dorm rooms. Caspari Hall is named after Captain Leopold Caspari. Captain Caspari served as both a mem- ber of the state Senate and House of Representa- tives. It is due to his work as a Representative that Natchitoches was chosen as the site for NSU. In 1884 when the decision to build Northwestern, then called the Normal School, was made, Captain Caspari convinced the Legislature that Natchito- ches was the perfect site for the school by offering them over one hundred acres of land. After his death, Caspari Hall was dedicated in his memory. One of the fortunate residents of Caspari enjoys the shorter walk to class. Caspari, vacant since summer of 1 986 now houses seniors and graduate students. Tara Tietjen and Wendy Walters, freshmen, en- joy the luxuries of Varnado Hall. However, most of the residents are upperclassmen. 54 Renovated dorms According to Harold Boutte, director of Housing, the renovations on Caspari Hall were done entirely by Northwestern personnel. These reno- vations included painting, putting up new blinds, and rewiring. The furniture that is being used in Caspari came from a variety of sources including Boozman Hall which was reopened last year. The residents in Caspari have had to make a few sacrifices in order to live in this newly renovated dorm . They have had to do without telephone and cable hookups and also have to share closets because there is only one closet per room. The renovated two-story east wing of Caspari is being used to house male seniors and graduate students. The students who are fortunate enough to live in Varnado and Caspari enjoy living in the upper- classmen dorms. Varnado and Caspari are 24- hour quiet halls that some students may find conducive to studying. Others simply enjoy not having to come home every day to Sabine or Rapides. Julie Rhymes, a senior from Creston, said, "Sabine Hall does not compare at all to Varnado. Natchitoches Hall is tolerable, but Varnado is really nice and is very quiet." Renovated dorms 55 56 Steel Magnolias Darryl Hannah took time from a hectic schedule to pose for a picture withproduction assistant Dan Dupre. Brad Arnold andDan Pickettwork on their tans outside the field house while waiting for the shooting of the locker room scene. Olympia Dukakis spends some time with background artist Rob Bruetch, Brad Arnold, Steve Wolfe, Scott Haley, Winston Howard and Sidney Rogers. Hunting Easter eggs is not only for children. Tom Skeritt gets in on the action in the Easter egg hunt for Steel Magnolias. Darryl Andrews and other back- ground artists did not let the wedding pass without decorating the newly- weds car. EXTRA! EXTRA! Steel Magnolias come to Natchitoches For some NSU students this summer, jobs were not the same old boring typing, filing, bartending and gas pumping, they were exciting and unusual with the movie Steel Magnolias. The movie, a Tri-Star Pictures film, was being shot on location in Natchitoches during June, July and August. The picture is a multi million dollar film that stars Dolly Parton, Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, Darryl Hannah and Julia Roberts. The film was directed by Herbert Ross who has done many famous movies such as "Footloose" and "The Good-Bye Girl." NSU students worked as extras, produc- tion and nursery assistants, set decorators and dressers, artists, receptionists, painters and many other jobs. The Steel Magnolias production office was located in the P. E. Majors building on the Northwestern campus. The student employees had only a short walk from their dorm room or apartment to go to work each day. The work week ran Monday through Saturday and sometimes Sunday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The students had the chance to work with abig name producer and director. The people that were involved in this film were not your typical "run of the mill" movie makers. "I had the opportunity to see a famous director in action," explains Todd Martin, a backgrounds artist in the Christmas Festival scene. Some students found themselves carry- ing around radios used in crowd control while filming was going on. Others moved furniture and decorated walls, houses and any other place that may be in the shot. Tim Bates, a NSU student, worked as a set decorator. "I worked long hours, sometimes from 4 a.m. until 8 p.m., preparing a room or a house front for the next days shot. Although the hours were long, I had the opportu- nity to meet the stars and even attend a few parties with the big names. It was great!" Hard work was also found in the extras, or background artists. Many students were paid $50 per day for standing around in 100 degree tem- peratures as the stars rehearsed. Most extras were expected to only walk around, dance, attend weddings, funerals and other scenes, but a few were expected to take it all off. Ray Gill and Mark Oberle were in the "shower scene" with nothing on but a little soap and water. "It was fun and an experience to be in front of people without clothes," explained Mark Oberle. Other students were involved in less dramatic roles with jock strap, underwear and football outfits. Needless to say, the exposed extras were paid more than the typi- cal background artists. Jobs also ran into the "greens scene", that is the area of plants. Plants were used for every- thing from hiding wires and breaking up extreme white spots to hiding entire houses and making bare spots look like jungles. Eddy Broadway and Dan Dupre worked in the greens department and created the unseen magic. "Our job was to make things look natural or change the season of the year from winter to spring and back again," said Broadway. The movie company employed more students than any other single business in Natchi- toches. After Steel Magnolias has come and gone, the students at NSU will always remember working with the stars. Steel Magnolias 57 'I want a desk job' Student employment offers money, experience to university career With the increased enrollment, the demand for student jobs rose also. This increased demand forced the university to separate the Student Employment Office from the Financial Aid Of- fice. There are over 350 students on a waiting list for a work study job, according to Marilyn Haley, Coordinator of Student Employment. The Student Employment Office was moved to the Sylvan Friedman Student Union and Mari- lyn Haley was appointed to the position of Coor- dinator of Student Employment in August 1988. There are two types of employment pro- grams available at Northwestern. College Work Study is based on financial need and the Financial Aid Office determines a student's eligibility for it. Freshmen recipients must maintain a 1.75 grade point average in order to receive it their second semester. Sophomores, juniors and sen- iors must keep a 2.0 GPA. The Work Service Award is given only to incoming freshmen who have scored a 24 or higher on their ACT. In order to receive the Work Study Award the second semester, the student must have a 2.5 GPA the first semester. Some students are placed in their depart- ments while others are placed wherever they request or can be utilized the most. Freshman Van Reed said, "The experience I have gained through my job in the journalism department through meeting, interviewing and working with many different people has been a valuable asset." Business major Rhonda Arthur, a R A in Varnado Hall, said, "My job does not really pertain to business, but it is like a communication process that will help in any job." Douglas Gann, an accounting major working in the intramural of- fice, said, "I don't enjoy my job because it seems to create problems academically by demanding night work." When asked where the money earned through work study was spent, the replies included sav- ings account, rent, tuition, partying, bills, sorority dues and car insurance and gas. Although some students work 60 hours a month, most students questioned worked 38 hours a month. Some stu- dents questioned had worked at real jobs before coming to Northwestern but most received their first job through college employment. Shavannia Smith and Laura DeBusk not only enjoy their work but are learning different methods of printing at University Printing. 58 Student Employment AFTER I2PJ. STUD' MUST HAVE I D AN TO ENTER A wL Entering data on the Macintosh, Sean Mayfield prepares a flyer while working in the journalism department. Amy Gill, a desk worker at Varnado Hall assists Holley Methvin with some information. Marilyn Haley processes student worker time cards at the end of the pay period. She was appointed Coordinator of Student Employment in August 1988. Student Employment 59 Parties, haunted houses, trick-or- treating... Students enjoy Halloween Halloween is not just for little kids. Many Northwestern students took advantage of the night to have some fun. Several of the fraternities on campus had Halloween parties. Janelle Ainsworth, a fresh- man, enjoyed the fun at Kappa Sigma's Monster Bash. It was held at the armory and decorations were done by the pledges. The Gamma Psi chapter of Kappa Alpha had its annual costume party on Halloween night. Junior Damian Dom- ingue designed the T-shirts to go along with the Gamma Psicho theme. The decorations, such as knives and shower curtains, were from the movie Psycho . For those students who enjoy having mon- sters grab their legs and being chased with a chainsaw, this year's haunted houses were the place to be. Both the Scholars' College and the Jaycee's each hosted a haunted house. The Schol- ars' College did a great job of disguising part of Russell Hall for their house. Freshman Mitch Melder said, "The best part was running from the weedeater." Anita Bryant and her boyfriend said, "We were terrified at the Jaycee's house when our guide left us and we could not see where we were going." Sassy ' s was the most popular place to be on Halloween night with a great costume party, lots of music, and plenty to drink. Darrell Ray, a sophomore, and his roommate Chris Vilar, a freshman, fought the crowd at Sassy's dressed as a pirate and the grim reaper and had a great time. If you saw sophomore Carla Denos falling down all night,it was not because she had had too much to drink, but because her clown shoes were too big. Mitch Melder after surviving the Scholars' College haunted house, went to Sassy's with some friends disguised as a pimp and some pros- titutes. Sophomore Brandi Vassar donned a sil- ver wig to be a goddess for the occasion. There were also plenty of the traditional trick -or-treaters around campus. No matter where they went, there was fun to be had by all this Halloween. For those students like freshman Doug Gann who missed out on the fun because they were sick, there is always next year! ( s 60 Halloween Scott Dugas and Ivan McDonald enjoy the Kappa Alpha's Gamma P sic ho party. Pumpkin Head appeared at the Schol- ars' College Haunted House. Several Sigma Kappas wait to go through the Scholars' College Haunted House. Halloween 6 1 62 Louisiana School Residential Advisers provide friendship Working at the Louisiana School as a Residential Adviser gives one a different and more complex look at the Louisiana School stu- dents. The Residential Advisers at the Louisi- ana School for Math, Science, and the Arts are responsible and liable for the students from the time they leave their homes to come to the campus to the time they go back home. The RA's operate the dorm, sign in and sign out students when they leave the campus, check them out when they go home and do nighUy room checks after curfew to make sure all the students are accounted for. The RA's maintain 10 office hours a week and work sixteen hours on their assigned weekends. In addition to the office hours, the R A' s are assigned gym duty and cafeteria duty. They are also assigned a specific task at the beginning of the year such as host families, building maintenance, transportation or work service. The RA's are given a free room, meals and a paycheck every month. They are only assessed tuition fees at the beginning of Northwestern 's semester and are excused from buying a meal plan or dorm room. The RA's have to work with the admini- stration as well as the students and enforce the strict rules with understanding. Some of the RA's feel that the administration is hard to work and get along with and complain that the little but important things do not get fixed. The social lives of the RA's are also affected as the job is very time consuming. Be- sides the office hours, RA's are required to do room check after curfew at 10 p.m., they can not leave town but once a week and are on call three days a week. Mia Manuel described it as very restrictive environment in that many things such as a sorority, a relationship, or simply going to the movies are put aside. Although the responsibility is great, some of the RA's feel that much more than a paycheck can be gained from the job. They see a side of the students that very few Northwestern students ever see. One RA described it as being the oldest child in a family of 400 kids and being left in charge. Most students find a friend and confidant in their RA's as they face lots of peer and aca- demic pressure. Verdis Walker said, "I like the kids on my wing. They are really nice and friendly, like a lot of brothers." David Humphries added, "They are like brothers of all kinds; some easy to get along with, others harder to get along with." Mia Manuel said, "The girls are easy to get along with and are not the freaks everyone at Northwestern thinks they are. They are very sincere and impressionable because they are forced to grow up a few years earlier than most teen- agers." Fabian Zeller, Supervisor of Residential Life at Prudhomme, graduated in the first class at the Louisiana School and went to work as a RA the following year. He said, "I'm giving some- thing back." Lisa Bonnette and Carol Jordan plan their evening out on their day off. Mia Manuel signs Julia Loftin's yearbook. Julia is a student on Mia's wing. A ngela LaCour makes sure the students are properly signed out when they leave to go home. Verdis Walker checks permission forms for a student. Fabian Zeller approves a student to leave cam- pus. Louisiana School 63 Students often get tired of eating in the dining halls and venture into Natchitoches to get some "real food." Besides the regular pizza, chicken and hamburgers, there are a few alter- natives to cafeteria grub such as The Landing, South China, Bonanza, Cajun Deli, Sea &Sirloin and The Mariners. In a hurry to get to class, Angela Cook utilizes the drive thru at McDonald's. Brian Sanders and Tim Crainfind lunch at Wendy's much better than that in the cafeteria. A Quide to 'Dining in 9\[atcfdtocfies Blake's Spicy Chicken. 442 Martin Luther King Drive. Chicken and hamburg- ers. $3-$5. Bonanza Family Restaurant. Cane River Shopping Center. Steak, chicken, baked potatoes, salad bar and desserts. $5-$ 10. Burger King. 200 Kyser Avenue. Hamburgers, chicken, sandwiches, salads, breakfast. $3-$5. Cafe St. Denis. Holiday Inn. Steaks, seafood, lunch buffet, salad bar and break- fast. $5-$ 10. Cajun Deli. 234 Highway 1 South. Soups, salad, ettoufee, gumbo, frozen yogurt. $3-$7. Church's Fried Chicken. Cane River Shopping Center, chicken. $3-$5. Cotton Patch Restaurant. Highway 1 Bypass. Hamburgers, chicken, shrimp, and steak baskets, breakfast and desserts. $3-$5. Domino's Pizza. 138 Highway 1 South. Pizza. $5-$15. Grayson's Barbecue. Hwy. 84, Clarence. Barbecue sandwiches and dinners, smoked turkeys and hams. $3-$8. Jo's Family Restaurant. 912 Highway 1 South. Catfish, hamburgers, steaks, crawfish and breakfast. $5-$10. Just Friends. 4 Ducournau Square. Soups, salad, sandwiches and desserts. $3- $7. Kentucky Fried Chicken. 107 Highway 1 South. Chicken. $3-$5. Lasyone's Meat Pie Kitchen and Restaurant. 622 Second Street. Catfish, meat pies, gumbo, steaks, salad, breakfast, Cane River cream pic and other desserts. $5- $12. Le Filet. 729 Third Street. Catfish, shrimp and oyster dinners. $4-$10. Mariners Seafood and Steak House. Highway 1 Bypass. Steak, seafood, catfish, salads and desserts. S10-S25. McDonald's. Highway 1 South. Hamburgers, chicken, sandwiches, salads and breakfast. $3-$5. Mr. Gatti's. 123 Highway 1. Pizza, salad bar and daily buffet. $5-$ 15. Natchitoches Taco Factory. 605 Bossier. Tacos, burritos and nachos. $3-$5. Pizza Hut. 117 Highway 1 South. Pizza, pasta, salad bar and sandwiches. $5- $15. Pizza Inn. 124 Highway 1 South. Pizza, pasta, salad bar, sandwiches, and daily noon buffet. $5-$ 15. Popeye's. Highway 1 South. Chicken, shrimp, catfish and red beans and rice. $3- $5. Sea and Sirloin. Hwy. 9, Campti. Steak, catfish, crawfish, seafood, salad bar and oyster bar. $10-$ 15. South China Restaurant. 307 Dixie Plaza. Cantonese, Mandarin, Hunan, and Szechuan cuisine, steaks, seafood, noon buffet and Sunday seafood buffet. $5-$15. Subway. Hwy 1 South. Hot and cold sandwiches. $3-$7 TC's Yogurt. Kyser Avenue. Frozen yogurt and homemade waffle cones. $2-$5 Taco Bell. 127 Highway 1 South. Tacos, salads, burritos, and nachos . $3-$5. The Landing. 302 Highway 1 South. Mesquite steaks and catfish, seafood, salads and desserts. $10-$15. The Pickle Barrel Grill. 501 Bossier. Hamburgers. $3-$7. Tin House Barbecue. 400 St. Denis. Barbecue sandwiches and dinners. $3-$8. Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers. 109 Highway 1 South. Hamburgers, chicken, chili, baked potatoes, salad bar and desserts. $3-$5. 64 Restaurant Guide Restaurant Guide 65 Football team, academic program, cost, location or campus life, Many people choose NSU for different reasons Many factors are considered in selecting a college. Someofthedifferent factors may include cost, location, campus life or reputation of aca- demic programs. Last semester over 6500 chose Northwestern. Northwestern is composed of students from virtually every parish in the state. Natchitoches Parish topped the list with over 1100 enrolled. Vernon Parish sent 864 students whileCaddo and Rapides were close behind. Louisiana was not the only state represented by NSU students, our neighbor, Texas is responsible for 1 22 of them. In fact, NSU has fifty-one foreign students from twenty-three countries. There are as many different reasons for at- tending NSU as there are home towns. For the 1 100 Natchitoches parish students, convenience was the main reason. Natchitoches native Joe Weinmunson said, "In addition to the campus being near home, Northwestern is very affordable and has outstanding programs and faculty." Weinmunson is a sophomore in the Louisiana Scholars' College. Those from other parishes came as a result of scholarships, both academic and athletic, parents who are Northwestern alumni, and/or the campus itself. Chris Lee, a sophomore nursing major from DeRidder said, "I liked NSU's beautiful campus as well as the accredited nursing program." Fresh- man business major Gladys Rush said, "After enrolling at Northeast, I decided to come to North- western because the campus and people are much nicer." Still there are those who have driven across states to be Demons. John Simoneaux, a journal- ism major from Fairfax, Virginia said, "I am in Natchitoches and at Northwestern because my father is in the military." Beth LeBlanc, originally from Indiana, said, "I chose to come to NSU because my parents moved to Shrcvcport and I wanted to be close to them." As for the fifty-one foreign students, their reasons vary even more than local and out of state students. Charis Murwadi, a senior computer information systems major from Indonesia agreed with many other students when he said "Northwestern was the first school that accepted me." Many students find that walking is much easier and faster to get around campus this year. 66 Enrollment Lex Harwell and Margie Lilya wait for their next class in the Student Union lobby. Angela LaCour, Claudine Nash, and Marilyn Gosey decide where to go for lunch. Todd K. Huddle Advertising Design Freshman Canton, Tx "I chose Northwestern be- cause it has a great art depart- ment. I looked at several schools in both Texas and Louisiana and liked NSU best." Bradley Ford Broadcast Journalism Sophomore Pleasant Hill "The reason I chose North- western was because Dr. Alost and the new administration seemed to be bringing North- western up and once again to a great university." Yolanda Williams Broadcast Journalism Junior Alexandria "I chose Northwestern be- cause of the great educational opportunity that it offers. Northwestern is on the rise and I'm proud to be a part of it." Randy Jones Accounting Sophomore Schnectady, NY "I've been to many colleges, but the faculty members here at Northwestern really believe in their programs and their stu- dents." Enrollment 67 AT&T teaches valuable lesson Students play stock market Like to play the stock market, but hate to lose money? The AT&T Collegiate Investment Chal- lenge is a simulated exercise where students are given $500,000 and have four months to maxi- mize their portfolio. Fifteen students at Northwestern are compet- ing with students across the nation. The first place prize will be $25,000 and the top ten winners will receive a trip to New York City that includes air fare, hotel accommodations, tickets to a Broad- way show, a tour of the New York Stock Exchange and an Awards dinner. Scott Kendrick, a sophomore business ad- ministration major from Robeline, lead North- western on February 1 with a total portfolio value of $650,000 and was ranked 108th in the nation. "It is a great program for anyone interested in the financial markets," said Kendrick. The game teaches those who partic ipate about the stock exchange itself and some of the compa- nies the individual participants research. "The Students can make big bucks by playing in the AT&T Investment Challenge. Completing a successful stock takeover can net a student $25,000. AT&T Investment Challenge is an outstanding exercise in first hand investing. The program is teaching them how to invest and how to research firms they may be interested in investing without investing their own money. The students are very involved. They have to make their own deci- sions," said Dorothy Washington, faculty spon- sor. When one of the participants is ready to buy or sell, they use an 800 number provided by AT&T to call game brokers who would initiate the trade and instantly update their account. The participants are sent an account statement each month. "It is a good opportunity to learn without losing any money since you are given a $500,000 account. You have to research companies just as if you were really spending your money. Several of the companies I researched and invested in were Regina, Tex Air, Prime Computer, Reebok, Eagle and Copytele," said Kendrick. Billy Stevens, a junior computer information systems/business major from Coushatta said, "Being that it is not real money, you can play with hostile takeovers and see how they come out. Normally, you would not invest $50,000 of real money into a hostile takeover. I made $40,000 to $50,000 on one takeover and lost the same amount on another takeover." Robert Rougeau, a business major from Bossier City was in second place at Northwestern and 9th in Louisiana on February 1 with a portfo- lio of $530,806. "I learned how to read the stock page in the paper and how to search out stocks that moved and others that did not," said Rougeau. The AT&T Investment Challenge proved to be more than just another game to those who par- ticipated from Northwestern. They learned more about the stock market than they could have in a classroom. Rougeau said, "If you want to make money in the stock market, it takes as much time and research as possible." f.JP W\: W***^//. o. i^ 68 AT&T Investment Challenge Fifteen Northwestern students were given a $500,000 account for four months to compete in the stock market with over 25,000 other college students in the nation. Dorothy Washington sponsors student business re- lated activities such as the AT&T Investment Challenge. She teaches economics at Northwestern. Robert Rougeau checks the prices of his stock as the final deadline is less than four weeks away. AT&T Investment Challenge 69 POT P Edited by Jennifer Walsh 70 Organizations/Greeks R I 1 9 8 9 • -;--: . - - :■■ - / - : ;- OrgariizationsiGreeks 71 Living the Qreef^Life "Greek life involves commit- ment, responsibility, and offers leadership skills and opportuni- ties. Greek life is what you make it.' Johnny Cleveland Theta Chi Kappa Alpha members J effKnotts andBernie Cooley prepare to fry fish at the fraternity's informal rush party. "Through my participation in my sorority, I've had the oppor- tunity to work hard to benefit others. Service projects have brought us together to help the community." Sarah Robinson PhiMu ou cannot walk across Northwestern s campus without seeing a member of a Greek organization or the action or result of a sorority or fraternity. Northwestern students involved in sororities and frater- nities can be found participating in Intramurals, service projects, and campus-wide events. Greeks are campus leaders, on athletic teams, community volunteers, and academic scholars. Greek life is not based solely on social activities but on service to the individual chapters, the university, and community, and to their national philanthropies , as well. A commitment to a Greek organization does not revolve around self-interest but on selflessness and accomplishment. Greeks are not\ payable friends but sincere ones. Living the Greek life is living a life of fun, of commitment, of friendship , and of service. Phi Beta Sigma Carl Preston and Alpha Kappa Alpha Melissa Smith get their fill at the Panhellenic and IFC Greek Week pizza party. 72 Introduction to Greeks "Being a Greek at Northwestern has given \ me my best friends." Paul Price Kappa Alpha Psi State Fair Queen Anne Marie Schnieder, Phi Mu, and Tri-Sigmasjanelle Givens and Rhondi Sandifer join in the festivities at Rally in the Alley in Shreveport during the Slate Fair weekend. Kappa Sigma Allen Evans takes advantage of the annual Luau weekend to ski on Sibley Lake. "Being involved in a Greek organization opens doors to get- ting involved in other campus activities." Laura Willis Sigma Sigma Sigma "I pledged a fraternity to meet people. What I've gotten out of my involvement with K A has been an improvement in my ability to work with others as well as develop good communication skills. " Erskine Cook Kappa Alpha Introduction to Greeks 73 Leading the Greek Life Councils provide guidance, assistance Pan-Hellenic The Pan-Hellenic Council is the govern- ing body of all black organizations at North- western. Pan-Hellenic strives to encourage good working relationships among its members. The Council' s vital function is to set guide- lines in the area of rushing, pledging and pro- moting scholarship and service. Fundraisers to serve these causes include Greek shows, dances, talent shows, and picnics. The Council also participates yearly in the Martin Luther King March and Black History Month. Members gained success in the newly- Pan-Hellenic Council, Row 1: Sheldon Kirkmon (Treasurer); Brian Brown (Second Vice-President); Sherry Farley (Secretary); Lockey Whitaker (First Vice-President); Lawrence Seawood (President). Row 2: Tyrone Granger, Melissa Smith, Yolanda Williams, Jennifer Hunter, Rozalyn Shields, Michael Mason. Row 3: Monique Freeman, Tish Walker. Row 4: Jeff Glover, Eric Wynn, Melissa Frank Ronnie Blake. Row 5: Patrick Wesley, Trenna Taylor, Anthony Mason. Row 6: Lazar Hearn. formed Greek Council, an advisory committee of all Greeks on campus. Ronald Wilkins (AO£2) and Lockey Whitaker (Z<t>B) were appointed by Greek Council President Joel Ebarb (0X) as committee members to select the Outstanding Greek Award. Melissa Frank (ZOB) serves as the Pan-Hellenic representative to the Greek Council. | The Pan-Hellenic Council is preparing to do more community service and fundraisers in the upcoming year. Officers in the Council are: President Lawrence Seawood, KA^; First Vice-Presi- dent Lockey Whitaker, ZOB; Second Vice- President Brian Brown, AOA; Secretary Sherry Farley; AZ@; Treasurer Shelton Kirkmon, Q^O; Historian Henri Wesley, Q^FO; and Parliamen- tarian Mitch Rowe, OBZ. Melissa M. Frank Zeta Phi Beta 74 Greek Councils Interfratemity Council, Row 1: Stan McCallan, Melvin Bowie, Gary Williams, David Green, John Terry, Bobby Cockrell, Brian McCaskill, Sid Williams, Paxton Gurtner, Donald Boyett, Paul Carter, Van Ensley. Row 2: David Roppolo, Brian Harrell , Chris Funk, Allen Evans, Don Forrest, Eben Cook, Joe English , Gerald Brown , Tyrone Frilles, James Meadors (Advisor). Interfratemity Council The purpose of Northwestern ' s Interfrater- nity Council is to set standards and goals for the nine social fraternities on campus. The Council helps to establish brotherhood among all the Greek organizations. IFC is also responsible for creating and enforcing rules and regulations. The Council is comprised of two delegates from each fraternity. One of the major activities sponsored by the Interfratemity Council is rush, when stu- dents pledge for membership in Greek organiza- tions. It holds one rush party per semester, called the Greek Mixer, for all fraternities. Panhellenic Council, Row 1: Sonya Ri- gaud, Cindy Wilson (President), Liz Bonnette, Kelley Bridges. Row 2: Tina Anderson, Ken- dra Brown, Katie Whitten, Sarah Robinson, and Teresa Bryant. H Panhellenic The purpose of Northwestern's Panhellenic Council is to unite Greek sororities in its govemmentand ideals. The council assists each sorority in all aspects of Greek life. Panhellenic had its first Early Rush this year, with the highest quota ever of women pledging. In conjunction with this year's theme "Sisterhood at its Finest," the Council also sponsored the First Annual Panhellenic semi- formal in the Student Union, a dance at which all three sororities were represented. As part of their role of uniting Greeks on campus, the Council co-sponsored 1988 Greek Week with the Interfratemity Council. The Council also works in community service. When a newborn baby was abandoned at the A. A. Fredericks Creative and Performing Arts Center, Panhellenic helped out by donat- ing a care basket filled with necessities to the Natchitoches Parish Hospital where the infant was staying. At present, the Panhellenic Council is planning to attend the National Convention held in Florida in the spring. Executive Council Members of Panhellenic are: President Cindy Wilson, ZZZ; Vice-President Sarah Robinson, OM; and Sec- retary Kelley Bridges, ZK. Delegates from the three sororities in- clude: Kendra Brown, Sonya Rigaud, Shelly Benson, and Anne Miller, HZ; Katie Whitten, Elizabeth Sklar, Dawn Coleman, and Lisa Collins, G>M; and Tina Anderson, ZK. Shelly Benson Sigma Sigma Sigma Along with the other Greek councils, it co- sponsors weekly tailgate parties before North- western football games. Keeping the Demon spirit alive, IFC makes sure that the team has enough support by designating seating for all fraternities at all home football games. | j The officers for the Interfratemity Council are: President Shawn Bailey; Vice-President Eric Johnson; Secretary Allen Evans; Treasurer John Terry; and Parliamentarian John Miguez. Allen Evans Kappa Sigma Greek Councils 75 Alpha Kappa-Alpha— 1 1 "Supreme in Service to all Mankind" In 1908 at Howard University in Washington D.C., a group of young ladies founded Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority making it America's pre- miere Greek-letter organization established by and for Black women. From this conception, Alpha Kappa Alpha, following her incorporation as a perpetual body in 1913, began to influence certain college-trained women. The sorority became a primary vehicle through which this targeted group was able to improve her social and economic conditions at the city, state, national and international levels. As the demands of society become more di- verse and pressing, Alpha Kappa Alpha has evolved with the times. She has founded and de- veloped programs and initiatives that parallel her initial objectives: •to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards; •to promote unity and friendship among col- lege women; •to alleviate problems concerning girls and women; •to maintain a progressive interest in college life; •to be of service to all mankind. I In 1973, the Eta Chi chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority was founded. Since then, the sorority has participated in various activities on and off campus including Greek shows and fun- draisers for the needy. Recently, the chapter adopted the Natchitoches Manor Nursing Home as a monthly Elderly Outreach Project. "Alpha Kappa Alpha - Service with a global perspective. Jackie Williams Alpha Kappa Alpha Alpha Kappa Alpha's open rush display is representative of their activities and achievements and allows rushees an opportunity to see what the sorority does. Row 1: Constance Gillyard, Monique Freeman, Royee Hunt, Yolanda Williams. Row 2: Jackie Williams, Chandra Blackston. Living the Qreef^Life 76 Alpha Kappa Alpha Living the Qreef^Life Alpha Kappa Alpha adopted the Natchitoches Manor Nursing Home as a service project. Unlike other organizations, the sorority continued its commitment by keeping regular visits with some of the residents. Alpha Kappa Alpha 77 Working in Service to Humanity Delta Sigma Theta Maintains Heritage, Delta Sigma Theta is an interna- tional Greek letter sorority whose pur- pose is "to establish and maintain a high standard of morality and scholar- ship among women." Some of the pub- lic service projects that Delta Sigma Theta is involved in are tutoring stu- dents in the public schools and spon- soring a Sophisticated Gents Pageant. The sorority is planning a "Black His- tory Month Greek Show," adopting a black business and honoring its found- ers by holding a Founders Day Pro- gram. Delta Sigma Theta promotes higher education and sisterhood. Their public motto is "Intelligence is the Torch of Wisdom." The sisters of Delta Sigma Theta are very proud of their sorority's heritage and high standards as they work to uphold, represent, and keep them alive. Displaying their delta-symbol, the sisters of Delta Sigma Theta relax after Pan-Hellenic's Informative Night. Delta Sigma Thetas Yavette Green, Jennifer Hunter, Renee Stinson, Debra Diggs, Patricia Norton, Letitia Walker, Sherry Farley, and Sharon Remo prepare for a successful rush after setting up their display of sorority colors, mascots and novelty items. Living the Qreef^Lifc 78 Delta Sigma Theta Living the Qreef^Life High Standards Through Public Service Jennifer Hunter, Mario Jackson, Sharon Remo, Sherry Farley, Rosland Shields, Anna Jenkins, Letitia Walker. Delta Sigma Theta 79 Living the Qreel^Life The Gamma Psi chapter welcomed a multitude of alumni to the festivities ofOldSoulh 1988, includ- ing a pre- formal party held on the bank of the Cane River. Row 1 : Olivia Ma rom a, Jennifer Walsh, Karen Engeron, Randy Crow (President), Bobby Cockrell (Vice- President), Butch Poteet (Recording Secretary), Damian Dominguc (Corresponding Secretary), Brian Shirley, Mark Roy, Shane Smith, Faithe Johnson, Paige Whitley. Row 2: Chad McGlothin, David Moore, Darrell Heck, Todd Martin, Stephan Erath, George Donaldson, Russ Harris, David Wolf, Chris Carter, Brett Harris. Row 3: Eben Cook, Scott Dugas, Richie Trornin, Tommy Lenz, Duane Patin, Von Klotzbach, Patrick Watts, Van Bush, John Williams, Alex Karst, Tim Johnson, Erskine Cook. Row 4: Kyle Gill, Jay Ingram, Mike McQueen, Bert Guerrero, Tim Dugas, Jeff Henry, Billy Henry, David Green, Ken Boudreau, Ivan MacDonald. Kappa Alpha Faculty Adviser Tomr»y Whitehead presents members of the fraternity's rose court at the renowned "lawn party" at Beau Fort Plantation. Kappa Alpha's "recovery" party concludes the week of Old South parties. Alumni and current members of the fraternity feast on crawfish and beer as they wind down the traditional week. 80 Kappa Alpha Kappa Alpha Combines Old Traditions with New Directions Created during the formative period following the War Between the States, Kappa Alpha has preserved many of the traditional qualities of a bygone society while keeping pace with a changing nation. Its founding fathers were profoundly in- spired by the high standards and cultivated manliness of General Robert E. Lee. Lee is considered to be the spiritual founder of the Order and its members aspire to follow his code of chivalry. Brothers of the Gamma Psi chapter at Northwestern share in a rich inheritance of over a quarter of a century of history , making it one of the most established fraternities on campus. Its members take part in a wide range of activities and maintain various positions on campus: Michael McHale served as Student Government Association president this year; Bert Gurerro held of fice as president of the Interfraternity Council; Van Bush was elected vice-president of the Student Activities Board; and Scot Jenkins was chosen to serve as manager of KNWD, the campus radio station. I I Kappa Alpha Kyle Gill and Phi Mus Kelt Lamothe, Janet Perry, Ginny Mix and Anne Marie Schneider partake in their "Hippie Exchange" by modeling trendsetting garb and peace signs. Additionally, KA won the Intramural championship in flag football taking them to the state finals, as well as winning the Greek championship in volleyball. Another tradi- tion in the making, Duke Domingue has won the Christmas window-painting contest for KA the past two years. Gamma Psi also provides a number of social activities designed to benefit the fellowship and development of the group. In addition to exchanges with sororities, black-tie formals, alumni receptions and rush parties, Kappa Alpha offers what is considered by many to be the finest event of the season: Old South. A week-long series of parties, Old South culminates with a lawn party held at nearby Beau Fort Plantation. Donning the costumes of the antebellum Southern culture, KA ' s and their Southern belle dates participate in preserv- ing the heritage of this lofty era in all its ex- travagance. The Gamma Psi chapter of Kappa Alpha Order is currently reaping the bene- fits of over twenty-five years of hard work by its members, as many men continue to share in this way of life and commitment to excellence. The perpetuation of this phi- losophy will abound as Kappa Alpha seeks new directions to shape the destiny of KA, its members and associations. Damian Domingue Kappa Alpha Living the Qreel^Life Kappa Alpha 81 Living the Qretf^Life Row 1: Patrick Wesley, Eric Wynn (Keeper of Records), Lawrence Seawood (Polemarch), Paul Price (Vice-Polemarch), Al Edwards. Row 2: Randy Treadway, Randy Hillard, Tron McCoy, Gerald Brown, Lazar Hearn, Brian McCaskill, Gerard Semien. Kappa A Ipha Psl members Paul Price, Marcelis Horn and Lee Starks take a break aftei helping out at the Joe Dumars Basketball Camp. 82 Kappa Alpha Psi Kappa Alpha Psi= Continues Service and Achievement Kappa Alpha Psi was founded at Northwest- rn in 1973 and since has been very active, ppa Alpha Psi endeavors to contribute to the ucation of its members by recognizing and roviding situations that facilitate their social, hysical and intellectual development. Achieve- ment is viewed as the most important function of the fraternity. The members of Kappa Alpha Psi recognize the importance of this and incorpo- rates it into their training program. The members of Kappa Alpha Psi serve the community in many ways. They support the educational process of some of the local children by providing a tutoring service after school and by sponsoring the annual Halloween Haunted House for the children of Natchitoches. The members of the fraternity also help organize the annual Joe Dumars Basketball Camp for the children in the community. | | The consciousness of fellowship in a common bond reacts upon students as a powerful stimulus to worthy actions and vigorous school work. The success and achievement of Kappa Alpha Psi members serve to heighten the aspirations of undergraduates and encourage their completion of college and achieve their goals in life. Paul Price Kappa Alpha Psi \t rothers of Kappa Alpha Psi gather in the Student Union for the Fall '88 smoker. Living the Qreef^Life Kappa Alpha Psi 83 Living the Qreef^Life In conjunction with landscaping their front and back yards, Kappa Sigma members make an effort to preserve the natural beauty of Northwester n's campus. Intramural sports have long been a mainstay of Greek competition. The tug-o-war portion ofintra- murals proves grueling but successful for Kappa Sigma. 84 Kappa Sigma Kappa Sigma Rejuvenated by Strong Rush, New House and New Spirit Once again, the Theta Mu chapter of Kappa Sigma prevailed through fall and spring rush, community services, fundraisers, and social life on the NSU campus this past year. President Kevin Peters guided the way for a strong execu- tive committee consisting of James Pearson, Jim Neil, Joe Robertson, and Allen Evans. The fall not only welcomed the fraternity with a class of twenty-nine pledges but also with a luxurious $220,000 house on Chaplin's Lake across from Prather Coliseum. The house rejuve- nated the once dwindling spirit of the fraternity bringing the Kappa i> lgma brotherhood bond even more tight and undeniably strong. Dan Dupre, fundraising chairman, brought many creative fundraisers to the chapter, which helped pay for social events and house payments. The fundraising highlight of the fall was the "original" slave auction, which generated close to $2000. In the spring, Kappa Sigma hosted its second annual crawfish boil, bringing students and city-folk alike together to enjoy Louisiana's most unique delicacy. When it came to parties, Kappa Sigmas always got their feet wet in more ways than one. Ex- changes, Monster Bash 2, Christmas semi-for- mal, Black &White Formal and the social event of the year, Luau, topped off a long list of weekend stress relievers for the seventy-member plus fra- ternity. Keith Patterson, a newly initiated member of Kappa Sigma, summed up the feelings of the growing chapter. "Ineverthoughtagroupofguys would mean this much to me. That's what Kappa Sigma is all about: a brotherhood that lasts for life." Ricky Carroll Kappa Sigma Row 1 : Kevin Peters (President), Allen Evans (Master of Ceremonies), Joe Robertson (Secretary), Jim Neil (Treasurer), Don Forrest (Guard). Row 2: Billy Nimmo, Keith Patterson, Scott Haley, Dan Dupre, John Tabor, Kirk Long, David Clark. Row 3: Tim Taylor, Carl Hanchey. Keith Berry, Morgan Colling, Stan McCallon, Mark Oberle, Chuck Cole, Jason Labbe, John Neil, Marshall Carll. Allen Heil, Macy Flash, Rich Gizzy. Row 4: Clay Robinson, Troy Metoyer, Casey BalifT, Jack Jenkins, Trey McMillin, Bobby Allison, Shad Roberts, Trey Duke, Benji Phelps, Scott Canerday, Steve McGovern. II Having been without a house for two years, Kappa Sigmas Mark Oberle, Kevin Peters and Joe Robertson look over the framework of their new house on Chaplin's Lake. Living the Qrce(^Life Kappa Sigma 85 Phi Beta Sigma • • Phi Beta Sigma, like NSU's other Greek organizations, prides itself on its university and community activities. The fraternity is well-known for its performances at Greek sponsored stomps and shows. The members of Phi Beta Sigma put in many hours of work on their fraternity lodge on Greek Hill. While the building is not fully renovated, the fraternity is expecting to utilize the lodge within the next year. They participated in an all-Greek fundraiser for the March of Dimes by collecting money from motorists at Natchitoches' busy intersections. Other community service projects include the fraternity's visiting a Natchitoches day- care center and initiating an anti-drug program at an area junior high school. The fraternity is in turn served by several selected NSU ladies known as the Sigma Doves. Girls chosen must endure rigorous interviews before being honored by the fraternity. I | Phi Beta Sigma fraternity has continued to maintain excellence within chapter activities as well as in the Greek system at Northwestern. Working to repair their lodge, Ronnie Blake, Van Ensley, Donald Hall and Gerry Williams spend a great deal of time on Greek Hill. Phi Beta Sigmas are active in all facets of campus life. Adrian Howard, Kazelle Williams 2nd Steve Car so nwere members of Northwestern 's Demon Football team in the Fall of J 988. I I Finding time for fun, Phi Beta Sigmas, Sigma Doves and friends hold a cook-out on Chaplin's Lake. I I 86 Phi Beta Sigma Member Charles Holland speaks to students interested in Greek life at Northwestern at Phi Beta Sigma's smoker. Rowl: Chester Davis, Tracy Palmer, Kazelle Williams, Charles Holland, Ronnie Blake. Row 2: Steve Carlson, George Salsbury, Darren Turner, Van Ensley, Henry Sibley, Thomas Williams, Anthony Mason, Ge rry Williams, Melvln Bouie. Not Pictured: Adrian Howard, Mitchell Rowe, Carl Preston, William Lee, Carlos Provo. Phi Beta Sigma 87 Taking "Pride" in Sisterhood, PhiMu continues its involvement in th< community and campus life Rising above the rest, Phi Mu offers special friendships and memories that will be cherished forever. College is a very important part of one's life and being active in a sorority is very bene- ficial to one's academic and social growth. "Phi Mu can enhance your outlook on col- lege and the years that will follow. By building a special bond with girls you can call your sisters, you grow within yourself with the know lege that you have people you can count on and people that count on you," said member Marlene Canfield. Phi Mu is proud of its leaders on Northwest- em's campus. It also takes great pride in involv- ing themselves with the community. The sorority is continually active throughout the year. There is always a social event needing preparation, a fundraiser to be organized and, of course, time to share with a sister. This year during Thanksgiving, Phi Mu held fraternity presidents capiive in a "Pilgrim Prison" and collected over 200 cans of food as bail. These cans were donated to the Natchitoches food bank to be given to needy fami'ies during the holidays. Some other projects of PhiMu include dances such as Grub, Crush, and Spring Formal; the Parents' Banquet, and fundraisers including a Rock-a-thon, a skate-a-thon, "Boo Grams," and selling snack tins. A percentage of the money raised during these fundraisers if: used towards their national philanthropies: Project HOPE and the Children's Miracle Network. Marlene Canfield PhiMu As its Pre-Historic pre-formal party, members of Phi Mu picnic on the bank of Cane River. Before revealing themselves, Phi Mu Big Sisters treated the pledges to a hamburger cookout at Mr. Maggio's camp. Living the Qrcef^Life 88 PhiMu m Living the greel^Life Phi Leah Ann Hennigan's home served as the site for the Phi Mu pledge retreat. J ana Parker, Ginny Mix, Phi-Director Mary Verzwyvelt, Kristy Kron, Jojo Smith and Allison Bexley cook their dinner by campfire. State Fair Court member Beth EiUl and Queen Ann Marie Schneider are joined by the sorority sisters Candace Statts, Kristin McMillen, Kristin Hicks and TinaAttaway at "Rally in the Alley" during the 1988 State Fair Weekend in Shreveport. I I Row 1: Cathy TushofT (Parliamentarian), Tanya Freeman (Provisional Membership Director), Mary Verzwyvelt (Provisional Membership Director), Kim Wilson (President), Tammy Weaver (Treasurer), Dana Linder (Corresponding Secretary), Sarah Robinson (Panhellenic Representative), Tracy Carter. Row 2: Jana Parker, Janice Lutes, Chrissy Dunavent, Susan Mullins, MarleneCanfield, Brenda Burns, Dawn Coleman, Tina Attaway, Kristin Hicks, Karen Shadow, Liz Bonnette, Stacy Kay, Ginny Prudhomme, Lisa Lukowski, Janet Perry. Row 3: Andra Fuller, Missy Bearb, Keli LaMothe, Melissa Womack, Maria Dober- nig, Renee Michel, Alissa Hanson, Janine Lutes, Dawn Ethridge, Leah Ann Hennigan, Melissa Canales, Beth Eitd, Linda Davis. Row 4: Kristen McMillen , Lee Ann Eltel, Laurie House, Tonia Wood, Amy Gimber, Candace Statts, Wendi Shutt, Debbie Caple, Paula Waltman, Leigh McLamore, Karen Kennedy, Christ! Lusk, Dawn Morris, Melody Smith. Row S: Katie Whitten, Cathy Mahoney, Kellie Townsend, Yvonne Bernucho, Theresa Deaton, Kristy Kron, Shannon Trigg, Vicki Brunt, Kim McKinney, Holley Methvin, Jojo Smith, Tracy Favre, Ginny Mix. Ann Marie Schneider. PhiMu 89 Living the QreekiLife Row 1: Tracy Smith, Tina Anderson, Donna Vercher, Kelley Robertson (President), Kelly Kyle (Vice-President), Stacie Guillory, Karen Cresap, Teresa Bryant. Row 2: Jennifer Breaux, Laurie LaCour, Pam Miller, Cindy Hensarling, Jo Ann Williams, Pam Harmon, Mary Miller, Keitha Broussard, Antoinette Montelaro, Amanda Rushing, Rhonda Mc Br ide, Lisle Bergmann. Row 3: Monica Billiot, Sara Tinker, Jill Edmondson, Karen Middleton, Kim McDaniel, Kelli Bridges, Chrystal Everett, Julie Duggan, Christine Billen, Brenda Crocker, Tammy Melancon, Terri Crumpton. • .; i vl~ «> 1 1 1 1 ; L **** /B pB .u l -v i > /J 1 1 A I i %mu j Si£/mz Kappa sisters Kelley Kyle, Stacie Guillory, and Rachel Heider attend the sorority's annual Violet Ball. Sisterhood is a key part of life as a Sigma Kappa. Big Sis Michele Lavergne and her Little Sis Michelle Weego "cat-around" at the sorority's Halloween exchange with Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity. Christmas spirit abounds as Sigma Kappas exchange gifts before leaving school for the winter break. 90 Sigma Kappa One-Heart , One Way ... Sigma Kappa Sigma Kappa had a busy year under the leadership of president Kelley Robertson. Combining scholar- ship, social life and faith in God is hard work, but the women of the Delta Mu chapter have proven it can be done through their dedication to others and their many activities. A Sigma Kappa can be found in almost every organization on campus. There are sisters in band, Purple Jackets, Circle K, Argus, Current Sauce, Presi- dential Leadership program, Young Democrats, the Catholic Student Organization and the Student Ac- tivities Board which boasted a Sigma Kappa presi- dent. The NSU student body elected several Sigma sisters to serve on the Homecoming and State Fair courts. Sigma Kappa is the sorority of the 1987-88 Outstanding Greek Woman of the Year and the 1987- 88 Greek Goddess. Delta Mu also captured the Sisterhood Awardduring the 1987 Greek Week events. During Homecoming Week, Mary Miller was named 1988-89 Homecoming Queen; and Mark Newstrom, Sigma Kappa's 1988-89 Dream Man, captured the title of Mr. Homecoming in a campus wide pageant. Sigma Kappa spends much of its time raising money for its national philanthropies. Sigma Kappa supports the Maine Sea Coast Mission, the Greek Farm School, gerontology projects and offers such special fund-raisers like a lollipop sale: "Help lick Alzheimer's Disease." One of the sorority's Christ- mas projects was a caroling visit to a local nursing home. Sigma Kappa sisters do find time to study, how- ever. The sorority has held the highest grade point average among sorority women for the past five semesters. This enabled over 75% of their fall pledge class to initiate, doubling chapter membership. Delta Mu is a proud chapter of Sigma Kappa, doing everything to support Northwestern to its full- est potential. Michelle Weego, Sigma Kappa Missy Fairbanks and Lisle Bergmann show that there's always time for sisterhood in Sigma Kappa. Karen Cresap, Kim Browning, Tracy Smith, and Terri Crumpton get decked out for the 50' sporty at the Theta Chi house. Living the Qrwf^Lift Sigma Kappa 91 Living the Qrcef^Life Row 1 : Shelly McBroom (Treasurer), Tracy Lee (President), Laurie LeBlanc (Membership-Rush). Row 2: Jennifer Walsh, Denise DeVille, Elizabeth McDavid, Renee Guillory, Lori Bemont, Kim Deen, Sonya Rigaud, Christi Cloutier, Laura Willis, Leigh Ann Tabor, Lisa Meyers, Karen Guidry. Row 3: Brooke Williams, Cindy Ross, Britt Patin, Margaret Perot, Beth Gowland, Beth Bowman, Tammie Nolen, Nicole Tujague, Sheila Sampite, Mary Porth. Row 4: Kellie Shotwell, Rhondi Sandifer, Rhonda Regouffre, Jennifer Leone, Stephanie Causey, Staci Klotzbach, Jennifer Whitford, Katheryn Bienvenu, Paulette Basco, Ingrid Cook, Donna Kirk, Christi Messer, Martha Perot. Row 5: Karen Norris, Kcndra Brown, Cindy Wilson, Wendy Walters, Charmin Chance, Elizabeth Lindner, Janelle Ains- worth, Kempa Meechum, Katie Roy, Suzanne Fulton, Shannon Bouffanie, Denyse Alford, Janelle Givens, Andrea Harrington. Row 6: Stacy Leigh Taff, Tina Chelette, Tara Tietjen, Mandy Slay ton, Teresa Andrews, Chrissy Ruth, Debbie Francis, Allison Conner, Laura Martin, Lori Martin, Olivia Maroma, Karen Engeron, Carrie Gordon. Twenty-four women founded the Alpha 7£ta chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority at the Normal School in 1928. One of these, Mrs. Lucille Mertz Hendrick assisted in planning the chapter 's 60th anniversary at its Founder's Day in April 1 988. Ms. Lucille, a member of the newly formed Natchitoches Alumni Association of Sigma SigmaSigma, continues to be involved in chapter activities. Along with other alumni, Ms. Lucille helped sponsor a Thanksgiving dinner for the Tri-Sigmas in Natchitoches including Tara Tietjen and Martha Perot. Tri-Sigmas Tracy Lee, Christy Messer and Sheila Sampite assist in setting up for the sorority's garage sale. Proving their brawn, Sigmas Karen Engeron, Rhondi Sandifer, Denyse Alford, and Sheila Sampite pull off another Intramural Football victory. Sigma Sigma Sigma captured first-place in the sorority league of 1988 Intramurals. L 92 Sigma Sigma Sigma Sigma Sigma Sigma Marks Sixtieth year of I I Service and Sisterhood Tradition has always been a strong asset to Northwestern. In its 60th year on campus, Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority is the oldest active sorority at NSU. Since 1928, Tri-Sigma has upheld the principles and traditions of the na- tional sorority as well as creating individual ones for itself as the Alpha Zeta chapter. The "Roaring 20's" rush party represents the era of Alpha Zeta's founding. In the 1930's, a local coed composed and scored a nationally known song, "My Tri-Sigma Girl." On April 17, 1988, Alpha Zeta saluted its alumnae with special recognition to the charter members at its annual Founder's Day. With over half of the original 24 founders at the occasion, stories were shared that highlighted all eras Tri-Sigma has seen during its 60 years at Northwestern. Throughout its term in Natchitoches, Tn- Sigma has been and continues to be represented Sigma Sigma Sigma's national philanthropy is the Robbie Page Memorial which benefits several childr ens' hospitals in the United States. InNovember of 1988, six members of the Alpha Zeta chapter, joined by Tri-Sigma alumni, visited the Dallas Childr ens' Hospital and the wing in which the sorority's fundraising monies helped build and support. on campus and in the community. "Sigma Serves Children Week" includes a variety of fundraisers to which the proceeds go towards the Dallas Childrens' Hospital. In November 1988, several members visited the hospital and toured the wing that their contributions help fund. Around campus, Tri-Sigmas are seen every- where. They are found on athletic teams, editors of campus publications, on the Student Govern- ment Assocation, the Dean's List, fraternity and Homecoming courts, as campus recruiters, and community volunteers. Evidenced in 60 years of success, the Alpha Zeta chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority continues to promote the leadership, service, scholarship, and sisterhood, the qualities which embody the essence of Greek life. Jennifer Walsh Sigma Sigma Sigma While most people were skeptical of early formal sorority rush, the idea proved very successful for all three sororities. Tri-Sigma welcomed 48 pledges on August 23. Having accepted an invitation to join Sigma Sigma Sigma, Elizabeth Lindner joins the rest of the sorority at its Bid-Day party. Living the Qruf^Lift Sigma Sigma Sigma 93 Living the Qntf^Lift Row 1: Daniel Bissell, Marshall Sandoz (President), Brian Boone, Jon Terry. Row 2: Christine Heirs, Michelle Weego, Gwen Aucoin, Margaret Perot, Debbie Naron. Row 3: John Hooter, Martha Perot, Christine Billon, Kelley Robertson, Cynthia Wilson, Julie Duggan. Row 4: Dr. Roland Pippen, Morgan Allison, Steve Hernandez, Norris Whitford, Brian Nic noils, Mike Leonard. Upon accepting a bid from a fraternity, a pledge is given a big-brother, an initiated member that helps a pledge through thepledgeship. During this time, the pledge makes a signature paddle for his big-brother. Sigma Tau Gamma actives received their paddles from their little- brothers during their Christmas semi- formal. The Natchitoches Christmas Festival is the last chance for students to have fun before final exams begin. Members of Sigma Tau Gamma engage in pre-festival festivities at their house on NSU's Greek Hill. 94 Sigma Tau Gamma Sigma Tau Gamma ... 50 Years of Brotherhood at Northwestern Sigma Tau Gamma, three words that have stood for excellence at Northwestern State Uni- versity for the last 60 years. The Nu chapter of Sigma Tau Gamma frater- nity is commemorating its 60th anniversary in 1989. Built on the strong principles of value, learning, leadership, excellence, benefit and in- tegrity, Sig Tau, as it is well known, has strived through the years to create a brotherhood that exemplifies the six principles on which the fra- ternity was founded. Sigma Tau Gamma has and always will be the true meaning of the word fraternity. B iii Vueicmcn Sigma Tau Gamma Gathering for one last fling before leaving school for the Christmas break, Sigma Tau Gamma frater- nity hosts its Christmas semi-formal party. The fra- ternity brothers are joined by members of the Sig Tau Rose Court. Halloween is not just for "trick-or-treating" as evidenced by numerous theme parlies in Natchito- ches. Sigma Tau Gamma pledges and their pledge- trainer gear up for their own version of "Nightmare on Greek Hill." Sigma Tau Gamma 95 Brotherhood Based on Individuality On January 10, 1899, five students at Illinois Wesleyan University drew up the first set of regulations for an organization whose purpose was "to aid college men in their mental, moral, and social develop- ment." That organization was later to be known as Tau Kappa Epsilon. The founders of TKE possessed a desire to establish a fraternity where the primary requisites for membership would be the personal worth and character of the individual rather than the wealth, rank, or honor he possessed. Since its inception at NSU in 1957, the brothers of TKE have strived to uphold these ideals. "We're proud of the fact that everyone in our fraternity is an individual," said Randy Ryder, president. "We don't try and make our members into anything. That's why our brotherhood is so strong; everyone is their own person." With a full calendar of social events, such as the annual Survival Party and spring for- mal, not to mention exchanges, the TKE's know how to have a good time. "While we do have fun, we realize that the main priority is school and we try to emphasize that," Ryder said. "We also try and get our members involved with campus activities and we're well represented in Intramurals and several campus organiza- tions." Burt Perkins Tau Kappa Epsilon Tau Kappa Epsilon members, pledges and little sisters make full use of their house on GreekHill by hosting weekly parties. One facet of Greek life is working together to a common goal. TKE members exemplify this as they make repairs on their fraternity house. Tau Kappa Epsilon Living the Qr&ik^Lift 96 Tau Kappa Epsilon Living the Qreel^Life **>L TKE Officers: Scott Warner (Histor), Chris Lee (Treasurer), Shawn A. Bailey (Vice-President), Randy Ryder (President), Larry Boyd (Chaplain), Kent Fryar (Secretary), Steve Smith (Pledge Trainer), Chuck Bailey (Sgt. at Arms). Members (not pictured): Johnny Dotson, Tony Duplechien, John Miguez, David Norton, Chris Pearce, Joe Roy, Mike Sewell, Scott Warner, David Ellis, Joey Holton, Damon Land, Doug DuBois, Perry Levet, Shane Erwin, Robert Rushford, Larry Hair, Johnny Warner, Charles Roppolo, Burt Perkins, Buck Taylor, John Baten, Mitch Hornsby, Scott Gill, Jeff Sadler, Todd Sewell. Associates (not pictured): Brian Harrell, Charles Hollinger m, Buddy Hays, Ronnie Wiggins, John Aguon, Charles Upchurch, Danny Schneider, Jeff Dunn, Shawn Britt, Jake Cefolia, Chris Richards, Lance Rainwater, Rodney Desoto, Billy Boney, John Wynn Jr. Little Sisters (not pictured): Amber Bacino, Viki Brooks, Keitha Broussard, Tracy Fisher, Dena Hickman, Leah Jouban, Angi McCann, Kim McDaniel, Amanda Middlebrooks, Karen Middleton, Pam Perkins (Sweetheart), Alice Powell, Stacy Thompson, Carole Smith, Jenni Diller, Eunice Sullivan I Tau Kappa Epsilon 97 Theta Chi Proves that=Brotherhood Goes Beyond a Good Time "Theta Chi is the closest thing to what a fraternity should be here at NSU - we are no drinking club - Theta Chi is a brotherhood," said Joel Ebarb, president of the fraternity. During the past year, Theta Chi has continued its com- mitment to community service and volunteer- ism. Several trips to the Louisiana Lions Camp for Crippled Children in Leesville, Louisiana have resulted in the repair of buildings and cleaning-up of the camp by members of the Eta Omicron chapter of the national fraternity. As a lifetime member of the Lions Club, Theta Chi's interest in the welfare of the community extends beyond that of other organizations on campus. Members of the fraternity instigated a Natchito- ches Clean-Up day during the fall semester in effort to maintain the city's natural beauty. They were also participants in Phi Mu's "Pilgrim Prison", by collecting cans of food for local families. The local chapter of Theta Chi was repre- sented by three of its brothers at the National Convention in August of 1988 in Atlanta, Geor- gia. These delegates were the recipients of the acclaimed "Key Man" awards. Around campus, Theta Chi is represented on the NSU Housing staff, the Greek Council by President Joel Ebarb, in ROTC, the NSU theatre, NSU Rowing Team, KNWD, SAB, and on the SGA by Andy Harrison who is serving as vice- president of this campus organization. In the past year, Theta Chi has sponsored exchanges with the sororities on campus, foot- bail game parties, a Christmas party, Valentine's dance, spring formal and its big-theme party, "Caribbean Debauchery." Even with this multitude of activities, Then Chi continues to play host to both a strong brotherhood and social activities. "If you wan! to have an opportunity to grow into a better aduit Theta Chi is the place to be. We want you to be your best," says Kent Labordc, secretary. Joel Ebarb Theta Chi Theta Chi's Big Brother-Little Brother retreat is one of the activities that contributes to the fraternity's commitment to brotherhood. Living the Qreef^Life 98 Theta Chi Living the Qreef^Life One ofTheta Chi's service projects is volunteer work at the Louisiana Lions Camp for Crippled Children. Members contribute their time and work by repairing and building cabins on the camp- ground in Leesville. Row 1: Sarah Robinson, Johnny Cleveland (Vice-President), Kelley Kyle, Joel Ebarb (President), Kent Laborde (Secretary), John Hardwick, Stacie Guillory. Row 2: Brian Hanegan, Geoff DeWerff, Jeff Daigle, Paul Carter, Brian Joyner, Kenny Guillory, Kevin Roach. Row 3: Jeremy Passut, Andy Harrison (Marshal), Jay Krause, Ray Moore, Chuck Cosby, Donald Boyett, Tony Means, Charles Cox, Jerry Stevens, Bob Harmon. ThetaChi 99 More than just a sorority i i Zeta Phi Beta "Sisterhood" is the key word to Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. Founded on January 16, 1920, the sorority has maintained a close bond between members. Five coeds on the campus of Howard University in Wash- ington, D.C. began the sorority on the precepts of scholarship, service, sisterhood and finer womanhood. From then on, the ideals !hey sought have been passed through chapters throughou. the United States, the Bahama Islands, West Africa, and West Germany. Locally, the Zetas play an active role at NSU. Members are involved in Panhellenic, All Greek Council, Homecoming Court, NSU Volleyball and Track, Intramurals, and Dorm Council. Each year the Xi Epsilon chapter of Zeta Phi Beta sorority have week-long activities to raise money for Sickle Cell Anemia. The Zetas have planned a Hug-A- Thon as well as a raffle, with the proceeds going to this cause. Other community projects include visits to the nursing home, a talent show for a needy family in the area, and a Halloween party for the Natchitoches Day Care Center. Zeta Phi Beta is more than just a sorority, it's a family that promotes friendship, leadership, growth, and most of all, individualism. Zeta Phi Beta ... sisters for life! Melissa M. Frank Zeta Phi Beta Excelling in all phases of Greek life, the Zetas once again participated in another function: stomping. Besides being known for their close sisterhood, the Zetas are also known as Stomp Queens at NSU. 100 Zeia Phi Beta Living the Qrttk^Lift Living the Qreef^Life Members of Xi Epsilon chapter of Zeta Phi Beta display their favorite Zeta symbol. Row 1: Julia Browder, Melissa Frank (Sec- retary), Wyvetta Wade, Trenna Taylor (Vice-President), Joanna Bridgewater (Treasurer). Row 2: Sonja Dale (Dean of Probate), Lockey Whitaker (President), Colette Jones-Horton (Parliamentar- Shown at Panhellenic's Informative Night in the Fall of J 988, the Zeta's display was the topic of most conver- sations. The night proved successful as one member of each sorority spoke about her sorority and the benefits she received by pledging. "All in the Family," both the graduate chapter (lota Mu) and undergraduate chapter (Xi Epsilon) were all smiles at the Zeta rush party. Zeta Phi Beta 101 I Pledj^Mfegiancen: Students Take On Responsibility and Commitment When Pledging a Greek Organization Many things have changed since the be- ginning of Greek life and Greek organiza- tions at Northwestern State. One element remaining constant is the brother- and sis- terhood within each fraternity and sorority. Insuring the maintenance of this element are pledges. While some students are hesi- tant about affiliating with a Greek organiza- tion, many make the choice, realizing the potential and rewards only after joining. Committing to an individual fraternity or sorority involves more than attendance at social functions. The role of a pledge in- cludes learning about the organization's standards, history, and role on campus. From this, each pledge is expected to participate in these factions of the Greek system. Pledges are found on Intramural playing fields, con- ducting campus service projects and at regu- lar study hall sessions. While each fraternity and sorority has a common goal of brotherhood and sister- hood, each is an individual entity with its own traditions and activities andeven pledge- education program. Kappa Alpha and Kappa Sigma fraternities annually sponsor Big- Brolher/Little Brother camp-outs during which pledges are given an opportunity to spend time with their fraternity brothers. Sigma Kappa pledges select a lodge-im- provement project every year. Pledges are responsible for raising funds and complet- ing the project. Tri-Sigma sorority pledges sponsor Harvest Dance for the entire chap- ter. What each pledge receives from their re- spective organization is parallel to their input and commitment. Sucess and reward are de- termined by personal achievement. ft \ I n? i r • While a pledge-period is centered around the individual's learning the history and scope of a Greek organization, there is still time for fun. Kappa Sigma pledges join the active members for Northwestern's Homecoming football game. "The reason I pledged TKE is because of the strong sense of brotherhood they have. There's nothing they wouldn't do for each other and I liked that. Plus, the TKE's are really down-to-earth; they don't try and put on a front; they just act like themselves. "Being a pledge was on the highlights of my college years. My pledge brothers and I had a great time learning about the ways of the fraternity and getting to know each other. The friends I made in TKE are the friends I'll have for life." Burt Perkins Tau Kappa Epsilon Pledge - Fall 1988 Living the Qreef^Life "Tri-Sigma' s pledge program is the be- ginning of a way of life and a commitment to that way of life. "Although Tri-Sigma has many purposes in its pledge program, I believe the ultimate goal is to build strong bonds between each sister. Being a pledge has been the most im- portantpartofmycollegelifesofar. Through Tri-Sigma I have gained 50 best-friends and sisters, made countless memories, learned about sharing, lost numerous hours of sleep and best of all, opened my heart and life to it all. "As a pledge I learned about the history of Tri-Sigma. I learned how to better my chapter through my actions. I also devel oped a deep respect for Tri-Sigma and what it stands for. "We pledges worked to raise money foi our annual Harvest Dance. We raised $2000 through raffles and car washes and had fun in doing so." Shelly Benson Sigma Sigma Sigma Pledge - Fall 1988 102 Pledge Programs Living the Qrttf^Lift "Being a Phi Mu pledge made my first semester at NSU great. I soon became close to all of my pledge sisters. It is the best feeling in the world knowing that you have so many sisters to turn to. "My pledge sisters do a lot together. But the first big thing we did was prepare for Grub. That was one of the best nights of the whole semester. Of course the fraternity ex- changes were fun too. I think it's great to get to know all the other Greek organizations on campus. Kristen Hicks PhiMu Pledge - Fall 1988 "I enjoyed my semester as a Kappa Alpha pledge, although it involved more than I expected. Pledge class and study hall helped me learn about what Kappa Alpha Order really stands for, and it gives me pride in being an active. Of course, the parties are great and winning the championship in football and volleyball was awesome!" Chris Carter Kappa Alpha Pledge -Fall 1988 Tau Kappa Epsilons John Taylor, Tony Duplechien, Burt Perkins and Brian Harrell get ready for one of the fraternity's many social activities. \ Tri-Sigma pledges Elizabeth McDavid and Gloria Doll carve pumpkins for decorations for the sorority's Harvest Dance. The dance is an annual pledge project which involves the girls in the planning, fundraising, decorating and the dreaded 2a.m. cleanup. Pledge Programs 103 EctrlV RllSh ... Administrative mandate draws mixed reviews - among Greeks Greek excitement on campus began early this year at Northwestern as formal fall rush was scheduled a week earlier than in previous years. The reasoning behind the change was that most major colleges perform formal fall rush a week before classes begin. This gives Greeks and Rushees an entire week of activities concentrat- ing on Greek life before class starts. The admini- stration at Northwestern believed that the switch to an early rush would allow the Greek organiza- tions to better compete with other schools and have sufficient time to plan and execute their rush parties. The change received mixed reviews among the fraternities. The main objection of early rush was the number of men participating. "It hurt us to have an early rush because we have a small school. Later on, three years from now, rush might start working this way but right now, it is not, and it's hurting us," said Shawn Bailey, vice- president of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. On the up side, the qualities and motives of the rushees were quite evident. According to Randy Crow, president of Kappa Alpha Order, "Early rush separated the guys that were really interested in the Greeks, and allowed us to meet them on a more personal basis." The sororities were very positive about the fall rush schedule change. Kim Wilson, president of Phi Mu fraternity, credited Panhellenic for the success of an early fall rush. "Panhellenic worked very hard to recruit girls who were interested in sorority life from the beginning," said Wilson. "Formal fall rush was a complete success. The early date allowed us to give 100 percent to rush without any outside interferences. We could not have had a better rush," said Laurie LeBIanc, membership rush director of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority. Tina Anderson, Sigma Kappa sorority, summed up rush with the Greek spirit by saying, "Rush has been a great success. We have gained new sisters and strengthened the bonds within our organizations." 104 Early Rush While waiting in the Sabine lobby, rush counselors Michelle Weego and Liz Bonnette organize their group of rushees before walking up to Greek Hill for the sorority parties. Two- hundred girls responded to Northwestern's early formal rush, surpassing the expectations of most Greek members. While early formal fraternity rush did not draw as many rushees as did sorority rush, each fraternity fared with successful rushes. Kappa Alpha member Damian Domingue points out several of his fraternity brothers' accomplishments in both the Greek system and university to rushees Alex Karst and Chad Berry. The policy of early rush was not the only change for Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority this year. Converting their house into a cabin and their front lawn into a forest, Tri-Sigma provided rushees with its rendition of Camp Sigma. Phi Mu introduced "A Chorus Line" as its new party and Sigma Kappa sorority added a party carrying the theme of "Hard Rock Cafe." Living the Qreefc^Lift Living the Qreef^Life Making the switch in the Underwear Race, Phi Beta Sigmas vie for first in the field events for Greek Week. Sigma Kappa Michelle We ego sa- vors yet another piece of pizza at the Greek Week awards presentation held at the Rec Complex. Teamwork was the key to success for the Kappa Sigmas as Scott Haley and Mark Oberle assist Joe Robertson in a relay race. 106 Greek Week Let the Games Begin with Panhellenic and IFCs "A Race of Excellence" in Greek Week Ihe he meeting place for ancient greeks was the Acropolis, but Greeks at NSU met on the playing field during the spring for "A Race of Excellence." Engaging three sororities and six fraternities in various competitions, Greek Week sponsors, IFC and Panhellenic, empha sized unity as a driving force in Greek life. Activities included relay races, stomps and skits, a swim and track meet, and a scavanger hunt. Each event carried a point value which added up to determine the overall winners. Greek Week ended as the sororities and fraternities met at the Rcc Complex for a pizza and beer party and award ceremony. Because each group knew the scores were close, anticipation was great. Phi Mu and Tau Kappa Epsilon captured the fust place trophies. Awards were also given to the 1988 Greek God, Jimmie McCormick, and Goddess, Stacey Clevela nd as well as to the Greek Man of the Year, Dan Dupre, and Greek Woman of the Year, Mary Miller. Panhellenic President Cindy Wilson said "It was a lot of work putting Greek Week together but the results were incredible. The Greeks came together to work and play, emphasizing the true point of Greek life." Competition knew no limits as Phi Mu Sheree Cox and Tri-Sigma Debbie Francis raced to empty the baby bottle before the other. Kappa Alpha members David Lambert, Darrell Heck, and Randy Crow proudly show-off their trophy for placing second in Greek Week activities. Greek Week 107 Despite impending deadlines, Potpourri still makes mark "Where are those pictures?" "These proofs need to be corrected and mailed — today." "It's 10 o'clock already? I've got a test tomorrow and I haven't even started these pages!" "I think I'll take a desk job next semester." "Anybody got some Alka-Seltzer?" These and many other phrases can be heard daily around the office of the Potpourri, North western's yearbook. The reason for these cries of anguish can be boiled down to one word: deadline. Since the Potpourri'scoverage ranges from March to March, there is no lag time between the constant deadlines, even though most everyone acts as if there were plenty of free time. The usual temptation is to "let it go until next week," but when that mailing date looms ominously over the staff, many late and sleepless nights are bound to happen. It is hard balancing schoolwork and year- book pages at the same time, but it has been done before. "You've got to work out a system to manage your time," says Academics Editor Van Reed. "When I know I've got a lot to pages to do plus my classes, I work out a time sheet of what I'm going to do at what time and it usually works." But when time begins to run out and the number of pages left to complete seems to get larger and larger, Potpourri staffers take a walk on the wild side as deadline fever sets in. Pledges of job transfers for next semester can be heard ringing throughout the room. Impromptu lip- sync concerts while checking proofs, quick trips outside the office to scope out the real world, and Christmas Festival dance demonstrations are just some of the many events which result from over- worked minds and bodies. Deadlines do strange things to people, but often induce creativity in both work and play. Several eye-catching yearbook spreads have been whipped out under pressure of that impending mail date. Sculptures of art wax have suddenly sprung up in odd places and numerous repairs were made to the ancient stereo/8-track player in the layout room. While not working on their pages, Reed and Potpourri staffer H. Scott Jolley came up with an inventive parody of both the yearbook staff and a classic movie. The Adviser ofOz spared no one with its in-jokes and musical lyrics lifted from the movie. It was a hot seller around the office, making nifty Christmas gifts, but others not on the staff who read it were somewhat mystified. But all this hard work and emotional dis- tress has a good side, especially when the pages are in the mail and ready to be printed. "Even though those who work on the Potpourri com- plain a lot and have to spend holidays and week- ends up here," says Editor Tina Dutile, "it does give you a certain sense of satisfaction to know you've contributed to the yearbook, something that the students at Northwestern enjoy." Potpourri, Row 1 : Academics Editor Van Reed; Row 2: Jemi LaHaye, Sports Editor Jason Oldham, Editor Tina Dutile, Managing Editor Jennifer Walsh, Jennifer Roy; Row 3: Student Life Editor Charlotte . R ush , Community/ Index Editor Da wn Morris, H.Scott Jolley, Gladys Rush. 108 Potpourri Pushing those fevered brains to the point of no return, Individuals Editor J anelle Ainsworth and Academics Editor Van Reed try to make their creative layout work on the computer. I I Spending time away from the depths of the darkroom, Potpourri photographers Tim Johnson, Glen Moorman, and Robert Rougeau take a tension-breaking ride at McDonald' sPlayland as staffers H. Scott Jolley, Charlotte Rush, Van Reed, and Gladys Rush think about deadlines. Unable to make it to Micky D's is photographer Randy Jones. Making the world safe once again, 'Tommy's fingels" stake out Shreveport's Market Street for any 'delinquent staffers. Between deadlines, Potpourri Editor JTina Dutile and Managing Editor Jennifer Walsh keep the peace after the 1988 State Fair. Potpourri 109 "We deserve a break tonight... » A night in the life of the Current Sauce \ It's Monday night and the Current Sauce staff is once again burning the midnight oil. What goes on behind the doors of the hard drive room? Take a look inside Northwestern 's newspaper: 2 p.m. — Monday afternoon and classes are over, but the work is just beginning for Sonya Rigaud, Editor of the Current Sauce. She begins her long day's journey into night by typing in the articles that will be printed in the next day's Sauce. Doing as much as they can to help her out, staff members type in their own stories and sub- missions from the News Bureau. 3 p.m . — Rigaud prepares the paste-up pages by working with Allen Evans, the Advertising Manager, placing that week's ads on the pages. All the advertising must be ready before any copy or pictures can be laid out, so Rigaud, along with Managing Editor Michelle Weego, tries to get this done as soon as possible. 4 p.m. — All work and no play makes the Current Sauce staff very dull, so it's time for a break. The editor and several other staffers head out into the hall for a Coke and a snack. During this time, the day's events are discussed and decisions are made concerning the paper. This break has been known to last from anywhere from 15 minutes to an entire hour. Efficiency at its finest. 5 p.m. — After the majority of the stories have been transferred from handwritten scraps of paper to a data disk, they are printed out in neat columns of letter-perfect type, ready to be waxed and pasted down. This can cause some confusion when columns of copy get mixed up, resulting in such interesting sentences as "This Saturday the NSU Demons will play Dr. Robert Alost, presi- dent of Northwestern." At this point, the staff usually takes another break. 6 p.m. — Delirium starts to affect produc- tivity at about this time of the evening. Rigaud is still placing down stories, but the staff's minds begin to wander. Anything can set the workers into hysterics: a misplaced word, a picture that just does not seem quite right, or the appearance of campus security. Even being jabbed in the hand with an X-Acto knife seems funny when this mood sets in. Time for another break. 7 p.m. — By now staffers are being bom- Finally understanding one of Cartoonist Evan Taylor's cartoons at first glance, Editor Sonya Ri- gaud shares the joke with Managing Editor Michelle Weego, Staff Writer Karen Engeron, and Taylor. barded by a thick Cajun accent demanding, "Y 'all git ta work, now!" usually followed by assorted rantings and off-color remarks. This does no good, though, because all it achieves is forcing the staff into another round of laughter. Rigaud usually gets disgusted and takes a break. The staff, not wanting to feel left out, follows her into the hall. | 8 p.m. — Believe it or not, work has actually gotten done. One or two pages are done and most of the others have something on them. Someone is on one computer struggling to get the editorials to fit in their proper places, while on the other terminal someone is inevitably printing out the stories that were either forgotten, lost or mangled. There is no break this hour because things are actually getting done. I 9 p.m. — Most of this hour is a lost cause. The staff starts moaning and groaning, longing for their beds. Often and for no apparent reason, Weego curls up in a fetal position, remaining motionless for about an hour or so. Her mouth agape, Rigaud can be seen for minutes on end staring blanking into space, contemplating mass murder. Breaks are inevitable and numerous. 10 p.m. — See 9 p.m. 11 p.m. — Right about now, declarations of "Let's get this thing out by midnight!" can be heard ringing throughout the rooms. Translated into laymen's terms, this means, "Hopefully we'll get out of here by daybreak!" Rigaud takes the pages, hands them to a random staffer and says calmly, "Headline," as she is noted for her inabil- ity to get along with them. Weego stretches like a newborn baby from her impromptu nap and offers to go on a food run. Guess what's next. Midnight — God bless KNWD, because it's the only station that the ancient radio in the layout room can pick up with any kind of clarity. The Sauce staff is probably the only thing that keeps DJ Rick-n-Roll awake on Monday nights as they constantly call in goofy dedications. The red for pictures is cut and pasted down, waiting for some unwitting, unlucky staffer to crop and percentage the photos. By now, breaks are redundant, but they are taken anyway. 1 a.m. — If things go as they "usually" do, the darned thing is done and is ready to be taken to the Natchitoches Times for printing at 8 a.m. If it is not done by this time, what happens after 1 a.m. should not really be published in a respect- able yearbook. 110 Current Sauce Sorting through the ad morgue, Advertising Manager Allen Evans prepares that week's ads for layout. Diligently cutting stories for paste-up, Staff Writer Elizabeth McDavid tries to estimate the hours she will gel on her student worker paycheck. McDavid was one of many staffers who chose the Current S auce as their work study program. "Tim, you did it wrong- -again." Michelle Weego, Managing Editor, reprimands Photographer Tim Johnson for a mistake made in the darkroom. Current Sauce, Row 1: DeAnna Cochran, Caroline Ward, Mindy Beck, A nne Miller; Row 2: Shannon J. Greer, Elizabeth McDavid, Editor Sonya Rigaud, Managing Editor Michelle Weego, Karen Engeron; Row 3: Randy Jones, Chris McGee, Tim Johnson, Ray Moore, H. Scott Jolley, Brian McPhearson. Current Sauce 111 KNWD Management Regulates Airwaves for Professional ■ Sound m Having moved into its new studio in South Hall, KNWD is steadily moving towards a more professional-looking and sounding station. In previous years DJ.'s have been regulated in their music by a standard format but according to station manager Scot Jenkins this format was never stricUy followed. But days of haphazard radio announcers at KNWD are over. Jenkins, along with Rick Pierce and Bill Schneider, has regulated the airwaves to conform with the album -oriented rock format. While not all of the announcers agree with the management's decision, Jenkins says that the response received since KNWD has tightened up has been very positive. KNWD is truly heading in the direction of becoming a professional operation. Jenkins says that "while we cannot be a commercial station, our eventual goal is to at least sound like one." With the idea of there being a greater audience for AOR than any other type of music, the man- agement team at KNWD has programmed the station to strictly follow a rock format. Jenkins, Pierce and Schneider have make KNWD's sound more consistent by adhering to the AOR format. Their eventual goal is for the campus radio station to maintain a college sound but the image of a professional station. Row 1: Madelyn Boudreau, Andrea Thomas, Jennifer Walsh. Row 2: Brian McPhearson, Chris Williams, Holly Gaspard. Row 3: Jeff Zeringue, Mike Bates, Rusty Burlingame, Nicole Candell, Rabbit, Troy McKay, Chuck Allen, Scot Jenkins, Don Williams, Johnnie Rhodes, Jon Terry, Carter Ross. "Once the DJ.'s have found their niche on the radio, the station has a good consistent sound but it's hard to maintain this because new faces show up every semester" says Schneider, personnel director. What is the attraction of being a radio announcer? Andrea Thomas and Jennifer Walsh, Jayna and Zayna of The Wonder Twins, began their show The Eclectic Hours, in the fall of 1987 because, "it was something that had intrigued both of us and it provided us with an opportunity to get practical experience as well as have fun" says Thomas. | Despite the adherence to the AOR format, DJ.'s find ways to make their shows reflect their personalities. The Wonder Twins include "Wonder Twin Activation," "Singin' With the Twins" and "Top 11 Lists" into their shows. Marshall Carll, Birdman, and Sean Mayfield, Poker, have theme shows during which every song played corresponds with that evening's theme. Even with such diversity, KNWD has become a more professionally-run station. Music director Rick Pierce believes that this can be attributed to the fact that KNWD offers listeners something they cannot get in this area. Oneofthegoalsofthe station is to "find good rock and roll that's ob- scure and that people wouldn't hear unless they listen to KNWD" said Pierce. I I 112 KNWD a I t Despite the additional responsibility carried with the position of being KNWD's Station Manager, Scot Jenkins continues to air his specialty show, Power Trax every Thursday night. As a specialty show, Jenkins does not have to follow the AOR format and keeps his show based on heavy metal music. Specialty shows are one of the station's ways of pleasing listeners with varied musical tastes. Preparing to go on the air, Marshall Carll and Sean May field, known as The Birdman and Poker at KNWD, check the levels of output to insure voice and music modulation. Known for their radio antics and Wonder Twin Activation, Top 11 Lists, Singin With the Twins, and favorite T.V. quotes, Jennifer Walsh and Andrea Thomas (Zayna andJayna of the Wonder Twins) make their show as fun and professional sounding as possible. Walsh attests that "there is a fine line between getting-away with a stunt and pulling something off. Most of the time we find success with our offbeat features; when we don't, we just laugh at ourselves and start another song." KNWD 113 More than just a class ROTC provides adventure, future Many students just attend Northwestern without a purpose; they do not look for opportu- nities to advance themselves beyond their classes. But some at NSU choose to take another path, the path to a career — the United States Army Re- serve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC). ROTC provides students with leadership training that they could not obtain in an ordinary classroom. Those who are in NSU ROTC not only take military science courses but participate in challenging exercises that teach them the skills necessary to become an officer in the Army. What are these skills? According to Second Lieutenant Greg Jolley, an enrollment officer who recently graduated from Northwestern and was commissioned as an Army officer, "ROTC gives them leadership in various ways, such as Adventure Training, where students get the chance to learn the finer points of physical fitness, mountaineering, land navigation, rappelling, and the opportunity to lead others." Once a student joins ROTC and completes the four-year program, he has a choice as to his career options. "He can go directly into the Army as a commissioned officer, or he can enter the Army Reserves or the National Guard," said Jolley. Upon graduating from the program, the student will be commissioned a second lieutenant and may choose either reserve or active status. | One of the main things that ROTC provides is experience, said Jolley. "Look at your basic junior executive, fresh out of college, but without experience. He can't go and ask IBM for $1400 take home pay per month, free dental care, or free moving expenses across the country or world." However, if someone had been through the Army's program, they can get these benefits because of the extensive experience given to them in ROTC. "Even if a person does not decide to go into the Army, experience is what businesses and compa- nies are looking for," Jolley said. Some of these experiences include training in Air Assault and Ranger schools, specialized computer and electronic courses that allow hands- on training, and numerous other leadership op- portunities. The Military Science classes at NSU also provide students with the leadership skills without incurring any military obligation. Only those students who are junior and senior classifi- cation are obliged to military service. Students who want to join in this program can also compete for four, three, and two-year ROTC scholarships which pays full tuition, fees, books, costs, and $100 a month. Many students have joined the ranks of NSU ROTC and have started on the road to a successful career. Telling him the proper way to lead his men, an officer gives Second Lieutenant Greg Jolley an operations order at a Field Training Exericse at Camp Beaure- gard. * * ■ » * 114 ROTC At a Demon Field Training Exercise, Lieutenant Brad Smith and cadet demonstrate the correct pro cedurefor setting up a rope bridge. Cadet Major Tom Logan and fellow officer instruct a group of Junior ROTC cadets in land navigation by use of terrain. ROTC 115 ARGUS • • Campus Literary Magazine Spotlights Student Creativity Argus, NSU's literary magazine, that is published yearly by the students of North- western is an outlet for the creative works, both literary and artistic. 1988 was the tenth anniversary of the or- ganization that was founded by former stu- dent Chris Pickering. Since 1978, Argus has published many drawings and creative writ- ing samples composed by Northwestern students. Argus entries are judged by the faculty in NSU's English Department The winning submissions are both published in the final printing of the magazine each year and are also recognized at an awards presentation. I Argus staff member Holly Cope and assistant editor Madelyn Boudreaux spent many hours in the publications computer lab compiling poems, short stories, and other works of fiction for Northwestern's literary magazine. 116 ARGUS .1 Amid Controvers y, | The Kitsch: The College Carrion \ Surfaces With Credibility as the Scholars' College Open Media Forum Surrounded by outraged NSU students, fac- ulty and even the Current Sauce staff after only its first issue. The Kitsch: The College Carrion was well on its way to being established as the Scholars' College open forum tabloid. As an "underground" publication, The Kitsch (a term borrowed from Milan Kundera's The Unbear- able Lightness of Being , text for the Contempo- rary Writing course in LSC) received no univer- sity funding, input nor censorship. Originally named The College Clarion under the direction of Scholars' College students Rob Kelty and Wayne Self, the name changed when students realized that such a conservative name was not appropriate to the satire the paper highlighted. Those students writing for the paper had no inten- tion of taking themselves serious and did not want to air any pretensions of being a "real paper." The KitschfThe Carrion began produc- tion in full force under the leadership of LSC student Kate Nance. The paper serves as a partisan forum, wel- coming any student's submission on any topic. It is now standard procedure that articles bear only pen-names although the ghost writers are for- ward about their work. The Kitsch is published on a biweekly basis and is funded by student con- tributions and now a benefactor who covers the $40-60 cost of printing. While The Kitsch is directed towards the Scholars' College community, it is in no way limited to such. Submissions are welcomed from any student or faculty member in both the LSC and NSU programs. Controversy surrounded the first several issues of the publication as it was neither "professional" nor university approved. But the free spirits, controversial topics, opposi- tion and notoriety continued. The Kitsch is back under the direction of Wayne Self who believes that differences be- tween his paper and the Current Sauce he in that The Kitsch addresses more problems and contin- ues to do so until such is rectified. The paper has seen results of their work through a change in at- titude with the Louisiana School resident advis- ers, increased attention and information to and from Dr. Alost and that the administration knows that they are under the scrutinizing eye of many students. Self is perceptive to the fact that creative and energetic staff members are always needed to take the reigns of the paper. For awhile, the paper consisted completely of editorials but is moving towards journalistically written pieces. Despite this professional attitude, The Kitsch remains an "underground" publication that is based on satire and irony within the Scholars' College, the uni- versity, the community and life in itself. While its first year was spent amid much controversy, the paper remains a student forum that is slowly gaining credibility. Rowl: Charlotte Holmes, Wayne Self, John Parker, Kathleen Bobbit. Row 2: John Voorhees, Kate Nance. Evan Taylor, staff member o/The Kitsch: The College Carrion checks over his submission to the "underground" publication while Sean Clifford proofs the work of Wesley Guillory. The Kitsch 117 Shre vepor t Organizations Provide Opportunities at Warrington Campus Northwestem's Nursing Center, located on the Warrington Campus in Shreveport, ac- commodates 1 ,032 students. Many of these are involved in the campus' five organizations: Warrington Campus Council , S igma Rho Theta, Student Nursing Association, Purple Jackets, and ADOS. As an extension of the Natchito- ches campus, Warrington offers these honorary and professional organizations for the Nursing students. ADOS Associate Degree Students of Shreveport Left Group: Glenda Weaver, Rita Patterson, Kathy Spitzer, Susan Lang. Middle Group: Janet Bouc, Charla Mathues, Beckie Rose, Sheryl Chamberlain, Valerie Willis. Right Group: Tammy Quails (Secretary), Georgia Johnson (President), Ranisha Sepulvado, Nancy Smith (Vice-President). Warrington Campus Council Row 1: Lee Mclntyre (Treasurer), Tonia Digirolamo (President), Gina Di Maria (Vice-President), Andrea Gauthier (Secretary). Row 2: Mel Matriano-Lim, Denise Myers, Liz Jarvis, Kelli Sanders, Carmen Roberts, Annetta Anderson, Bronagh McLaughlin, Christy Brown, Tim Murphrey. 118 Shre jeport Organizations _ Purple Jackets Student Nurses Association Tessia Lee, Mary Mayo, Turyla Balentine, Elaine Burleigh, Liz Jarvis, Gail jlabinowitz, Diane Reiland, Carmen Roberts. Row 1: Susan Laing, Brenda Fulton, Elsie Whitstine (Secretary), Andrea Gauthier (Vice-President), Elaine Burleigh (President), Mrs. Oberle (Adviser). Row 2: Tim Murphrey, Christy Brown, Kelli Sanders (Treas- urer). Row 3: Rita Patterson, Mel Matriano, Paula Smith, Ranisha Sepulvado. Row 4: Beckie Rose, Sherry Tabor. I Row 1: Melinda Vincik, Cynthia McClung, Lesseley Deshotels, Alina Jean Rasco, Tammy Conly, James Quarles. Row 2: Edmond Salassi, Tonya Fuller, Natalie Moore, Rosie George, Karen Hopper, Jue Wang, Stephanie Ward. Shreveport Organizations H9 Alpha Kappa Delta Honor society for sociology majors with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Row 1 : Kerry Vlnce Mondello (Vice-President), Betty Hoffman (President), Mike Bush (Secretary). Row 2: Dr. Roland Pippin (Adviser), Randall Pleas- ant. Alpha Lambda Delta National honor society recognizing women who obtain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 their freshman year. Row 1: Shanda Florane, Jennifer Walsh, Yvette Dunn, Lisa Ward (Treasurer). Row 2: Mary Applegate, Kelley Kyle, Kelley Robertson, Melissa M. Frank. Anthropology Club Organization promoting the field of anthro- pology. Row 1: Melissa M. Frank (Secretary), Cindy Affeltranger, Jeanette Jolly (President), Candace Basco . Row 2 Randall Pleasant , R ickey Woodward, Darryl Pleasant, Robert P. Alford. 120 Organizations Beta Gamma Psi Professional organization for accounting stu- dents maintaining a grade point average of 3.0 in all major-related classes. Row 1: Rose Mary Jacob (Reporter), Judith Broadway (President), Tana Jeansonne (Treasurer), Tommy Home, Anthony T. LaCour Jr. (Vice- President), Kenny Knotts, Dan Byelick . BSU An organization open to all students, the Baptist Student Union sponsors activities to promote friendship and personal development. Row 1: Elizabeth Haworth , Tammy Powell, Thad Bostick, Lori McGee. Row 2: Joyce Roberts, Kristi Winders , Daren Haymon.Melvin LeCompte, Hartwell Rice, Ronnie Wise, Ken Jones. Row 3: Myra Gulledge (Director), Michele McKenzie, Christy Ackerson (Vice-President), Pansy Kennedy, Vanessa Aymond , Shane West , Chris McGee. Row 3: Lee Coriell, Bradley Ford, Morris Sasser, Har- riet Haskens, Steve A. Lewis, Jeffrey Snow, Pam Owens. Blue Key A national honor service fraternity with membership open to upperclass men with a cumulative grade point average of 2.6 and hold- ing an office in at least two campus organizations. Row 1: Shawn Bailey, Brad Williams (President), Shwu-Fen Lee (Sweetheart), Richard Schaffer. Row 2: Randy Crow, James A. Luck, Irfan Ibrahim, Ronald Wise (Secretary). Row 3: Reginald Horton (Graduate Adviser), Brian Brown, Carl Preston (Vice- President), Chad Wilson. Organizations 121 College Republicans An organization that promotes the prin- ciples of the Republican party while sponsoring voter-registration drives and guest speakers. Row 1 : Robert Bennett (Treasurer), Mona Hies- tand (Secretary), Clint Person (President), Billy Cran- ford (1st Vice-President), Nicki Andrews (2nd Vice- President). Row 2: Mel LeCompte, Karen Haymon, Donna Zalewski, Karren Bennett, Sheila O'Connor, Wendy Walters. Row 3: David Gray, Hartwell Rice, Sarah Robinson, Michelle L. Gayer, Jason Funderburk, Veronica Lewis, Tara Tietjen, Von Klotzbach, Barbara Pax, Randy Jones, Kevin Hatha- way, Jerry Grant, Richard Grant. Council of Ye Revels Organization open to all students interested in learning and promoting the Renaissance. Row 1: John Lotspeich, David Pye, Brent Bacon, Galenda Mathis, Jeanie Bell, Patricia Coffey. Row 2: John Cole, Ken Stevens, Miriam Brown, Dr. Joe Johnson, Jeff Fischer, Danny Beeson. IEEE A professional organization, Institute of Elec- trical Electronic Engineers offers students major- ing in electronics an insight into the field. Row 1: Raymond L. Christensen (Faculty Sponsor), Jeff French, Thomas L. Bradley Jr., Jen- nifer Breaux. Row 2: Mark Russo (Chairman), Camille Marroush, Edwin McClung (Vice- Chairman), Lucky Sprowl, John D. Shaw. 122 Organizations International Students Organization that promotes an understanding of the variety of cultures represented on campus. Row 1: Katrine Rusle, Jenny Ho, Loan T. Tran, Benjamin Larin , Debbie Liga. Row 2: Salvador Ernesto Marroquin, Rolando Nerio, Jose David Lainez, Camille A. Marroush (President), Carlos Castillo, Kittipong Kingngern. Row 3: Syed Ali, Luis Bonilla, Jamal Hailouz, Roberto Flores-Gomez, Rolando Jacobo . Iota Lambda Sigma An honorary professional fraternity open to students majoring in Vocational Education and maintaining a 2.5 grade point average. Raymond L. Christensen (Faculty Sponsor), Fern B. Christensen, Marvin G. Adams, Tommy Dunagan. Kappa Kappa Psi An honorary band service fraternity that as- sists the band during rehearsals and the football games. Row 1: Richard Scott, Earnest Vinson, Ricky Bergeron, Frank Rosamond. Row 2: Vertis Walker, Ronald Johnnie, Tom Wallace, Mike Townsend (Treasurer), Jay Mitchell, Brad Slay (Vice-President), Bill Brent (Sponsor), James Lacombe (President). Organizations 123 Le Cercle Franqais Organization promoting the French language and culture. Row 1 : Leah Luck (Secretary), Mara Rubino, Ethan Flynn (President), Camille Marroush (Vice- President), Li I liana A. Miller (Treasurer), Juan Di- Donato. Row 2: Michelle Van Hook, Dr. Elizabeth A. Rubino (Adivser), Sheryl Gill, James A. Luck, Rolando Jacobo. Row 3: H. Scott Jolley, Jose David Lainez, Ali Syed, Mary Applegate, Jamal Hailsuz. NACUS NACUS (Northwestern Association of Chil- dren Under Six) is an organization open to stu- dents majoring in early childhood education. Members volunteer their time to assist with the childhood development center on campus. Row 1: Angela Williams, Pam Anders, Angela Land, Laurie Bernard (Treasurer), Virginia Stuch- lik (Vice-President/Secretary), Lori Bemont (Presi- dent). Row 2: Melissa Womack, Angie Chesson, Marsha Bernard (Adviser). NAIT A professional organization, NAIT (National Association of Industrial Technology) is de- signed to promote the interest and development of Industrial Arts. Row 1: Donald Warren Crook (Parliamentarian). Robert Waddle, Tracy Reese (Treasurer). Row 2: Chad Wilson (President), Dr. Thomas L. Eppler (Sponsor), Robert Rash (Secretary), Dwight Laurence. Row 3: Paul Oenbrink (Vice-President), Steven Faccone. 124 Organizations H / i ' NSU Demon Batallion Composed of students in ROTC, the Demon Batallion is involved with learning military skills and tactics as well as participating in field training and a physical fitness program. NSU Rowing Team Row 1: Tonia DeBlieux, Dana Under. Liz Bonnette, Andrea Thomas, Kent Laborde, Richard Scott, Jenny Feltner. Row 2: Peter Rolofs, Christine Huffman, Lisa Wolfe (Sponsor), Sarah Robinson, Vince Olive, Calvin Cupp, Ricky Bergeron. Row 3: Rob Brown, William Winter, Charles Couch, Alli- son Conner, Mark Stevens, James Pepersack. Phi Alpha Theta A history honor society for undergraduates with 12 hours of history credits and a grade point average of 2.75 and graduates students with a 3.5 overall average. Row 1: Mary Linn Bandaries, Abbie Landry, Latisha Fair (Vice-President/Sccrctary), Carole Hampshire (President), Shanda Floraine . Organizations 125 Phi Beta Lambda Professional organization for students major- ing in business and earning at least a 2.0. Row 1: Rhonda Nelms (President), James A. Luck (Vice-President), Shwu-Fen Lee (Treasurer), Melissa Smith, Stacy Kay. Row 2: Wanda Nelms, Lisa Ward, Julie Rhymes, Michele Fontenot, Phyl- lis Gray, Debbie Liga. Row 3: Kenneth Thompson, Susan Sm ith, Doris Sanders, Theresia Arnold, Anita Bryant, Margaret Kilcoyne (Adviser), Walter Creighton (Adviser), George Howard Jr., Billy Stevens, Daren Fontenot, Chris Stone, Carl Preston, John E. Rees. Phi Kappa Phi A national honor society open to upperclass- men and graduate students with minimum grade point averages of 3.6. Carole Smith, Cindy Affeltranger, Judith Broadway, Jeanette Jolly . Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia National fraternity for students pursuing a degree in music. Row 1: Brett Bell, James Lacombe, Jeffrey C. Mathews (President), Richard S. Schaffer, Jr. (Vice- President), Ronald Johnnie. Row 2 Robert Turchick, Reginald Johnnie, Robert Gunn, Thomas E. Wallace (Secretary/Treasurer), William W. Wolfe .Daniel Hell- man. 126 Organizations Psi Chi A national honor society that promotes the advancement of psychology by encouraging and stimulating students about the profession. Row 1: Theresa Powell, Fat Monk (Treasure), Pam Musgrove, Carole Smith. Row 2: Teri Sutherlin, Miriam Brown, Anita Williams, Kelley Kyle, Stephen Sivo, Lynne Knight (Secretary), Steve Wilson. Psychology Club Organization that promotes the science and study of psychology, scholarship and improves communication among students interested in the field. Row 1: Pam Musgrove (Secretary), Kelley Kyle (Vice-President), Linda Broughton (Treasurer), No- elle Howes. Row 2: Danna Pray, Miriam Brown, Angie Dennis, Joey Brister. Purple Jackets An honorary service organization for upper- class women who have attained a cumulative aca- demic average of at least 2.6. Row 1: Melissa K. Canales (Vice-President), Cindy Ross (President), Kelley Robertson. Row 2: Sonya Rigaud, Leah Luck, Shwu-Fen Lee, Lisa Guenther, Kelley Kyle. Organizations 127 Rodeo Club A member of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association, membership in the rodeo club enables students to participate in rodeo com- petitions. Row 1 : Casey Fradella (Adviser), Tina Anderson, Pam Scoville, Teri Ivey, Donna Turbeville, Heath Norred. Row 2: Richard Cotton, Sharon Vaughan, Trina Durham, Wendell Walker, Candy Broom, Tracy Hegar (Vice-President). Row 3: Dewayne Lofton, Kristy Ryder (President), Debbie Cotton, Terry Smith (Secretary), Jeffrey Beautouf. Row 4: Michael Bonette, Gary Collins, Paul Quist, Jeff Nicholson. SAM A service organization, the Society for the Advancement of Management, sponsors activi- ties for those students pursuing a degree in man- agement. Row 1: Sandra Taylor, Angela Magyoi (President), Michele Fontenot, Theresia Arnold (Secretary), Monique McGreal, Dennise Altenburger. Row 2: Charis Murwadi, Steve Lewis, Troy Murray, Holly Gaspard, Rhonda Arthur, Dr. Stephen Elliott (Adviser). Row 3: George A. Howard Jr. (Vice- President/Treasurer), Kent Mastainich, Rhonda Nelms, Melissa Jean, Myrl Dance, Dara Wallace. Sigma Delta Chi An organization open to students majoring in journalism, Sigma Delta Chi promotes the field and maintainence of standards of journalism. Row 1: H. Scott Jolley (Vice-President), Mich- elle Hood (President). Row 2: Marlene < anfield (Treasurer), David Antilley, Steve Lewis, Van Rod- ney Reed, Leon Lindsey (Adviser). 128 Organizations Tau Beta Sigma An honorary band service sorority that pro- vides assistance to the band at rehearsals, games and makes alterations on costumes. Row 1: Sharon Remo, Emily Populus, Mary Wood, Bonnie Wallace, Pam Towry. Row 2: Vicki Benson, Teri Redmond, Beth Hastings, Ada Weber, Chandra Blackston. Wesley Foundation An extension of the Methodist Church, the Wesley Foundation offers students religious, edu- cational and social support. Row 1: Karissa A. Estes, Kelli Gregg, Terrie L. Redman, Kristie Rodregue, Tiffany Lassere. Row 2: Ryan Horton (Director), Beth Hastings, Mickie Townsend (Associate Director), Russell Parkin, Pirom Srinual. Row 3: Dustin Vinson, Earnest Vinson, Robert Gunn (Secretary/Treasurer), Maxwell Barton, Dan Troutman, Frank Rosamond (Presi- dent). Young Democrats An organization designed to stimulate interest in government and promote the ideals and prin- ciples of the Democratic Party. Row 1: Pete Finn, Karen Patel, Victoria Sims, Traci Betz, John Gaye, Lakesha Law, Tammye Davis, Henry Dibrell, Melinda Emanuel, Anthony Craig (Vice-President). Row 2: Ken Sears (Presi- dent), Eliza Br it ta in (Secretary), Steven McCormick, Madelyn Boudreaux, Michelle Weego, Lottie Holmes, Yolanda Craig, Candace Langton. Row 3: Paul Carter, Jay Krause, Jeremy Passut, Nancy Manning, Charles Cox, Steve A. Lewis, Robert P. Alford, James Harrison, Andy Harrison, Ray Moore, Carl Manuel, Ted Nordbrock, Michael McHale. Organizations 129 P O T P O U Edited by Jason Oldham 130 Sports R R I 1 9 8 9 Making headlines... , Rayford Grayson Win c Honors- as *%£ 132 Sports * iarf C <?/V, J'Oe m „. 3l7 'tio n S/ » •^"ES. c„_: «*. Sports 133 Changes in the Sports Information Office: Wancho Leaves for Texas, Ireland Takes Over Bidding goodbye to Northwestern, the often controversial Tom Wancho left his post as Sports Information Director ora February 1 to become the first Director of Public Awareness and Communications for Special Olympics in Austin, Texas. Wancho's first time in the media spotlight was when he featured the 1986 Northwestern basketball team in a Natchitoches! graveyard with the tide "Resurrected." The guide used macabre jokes and puns in its listings; for example, many of the players' statistics were on tombstones. After the guide was published, several television stations, mainly from Shreveport, mentioned Wancho's bizarre approach to publicizing his team. The 1986 media guide was also featured in Sports Illustrated, as was his next media guide for the Lady Demons. The 1 987 media guide raised even more controversy when it was released — the Lady Demons wore bunny ears and cotton tails on the cover, which was entitled "These Girls Can Play, Boy." That statement, along with suggestive stat listings ("Bust; 36; Waist: 24; Hips: yes.") and a centerfold of the fully-clothed team, brought complaints of sexism to the Sports Information Office. Although Wancho was blasted by USA Today, The Baton Rouge Morning Advocate, The Shreveport Times and other! newspapers, he does not believe that the guide had a negative effect. "It's a credit to myself and the office," said Wancho, who was defended by numerous people on campus, including several Lady Demons and NSU football coach Sam Goodwin. "Look at other colleges, Notre Dame and the like," Wancho commented. "They have bigger publications staffs and more resources, but we did this. In no way would they be able to do what I've done. No other SID has had two programs in Sports Illustrated." Wancho's replacement is Doug Ireland, a 1987 graduate of Northwestern with extensive media experience, including stints as Sports Editor of the Current Sauce and the Alexandria Town Talk. Ireland says that "There's a big magnet that keeps pulling me back to Natchitoches." That magnet could very well be the recent success of the athletic program along with the positive attitude of the university. Ireland came to NSU in 1978 as a journalism major but soon was working around the state in various capacities. He took I a job at the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette as the Assistant Sports Information Director in 1982 then came back to Natchitoches and Northwestern to finish school. While working on his degree, Ireland became Sports Editor of The Natchitoches Times. Coming back to Natchitoches means something special for Ireland. "It's a great place to make lifelong friends and a place that offers hands-on experience." After receiving his degree, he went back to work for the Town Talk for a few years covering the state college beat. But he soon returned to Natchitoches to replace Wancho as NSU's Sports Information Director. As the new SID, Ireland has a good feeling about what lies ahead. "Northwestern is a place where there is a great nucleus of people and the athletic department is headed for promising days." He enjoys having a schedule that allows him time to meet people and work for an up-and-coming athleuc program. Ireland especially likes the location of his new job. "Natchitoches is a super place to be and hey, this is home." As the first ever Director of Public Aware- ness and Communications for Special Olympics in Austin, Texas, Tom Wancho's job entails publicizing year-round events for the Special Olympics. Before becoming Northwestern' s Sports Information Director, Doug Ireland served as Sports Editor for the Current Sauce, The Natchi- toches Times and the Alexandria Town Talk. *7t^ "^f* . / *•-.. . 134 Sports / (7 ' \ »"t/s Jo 'sr ■a I «*i\ ! I ■ f ; ", : Mfc lis •■A"? I s * . > i^ws^im^ Tom Wancho's most controversial pieces of work were his media guides for the 1986 basketball team and for the 1987 Lady Demons. Before beginning his job ^ every morning, Doug Ire- land catches up on his fa- vorite team's scores. Sports 135 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame; J 988 Inductees, (left to right) Terry Bradshaw, Willie Davenport, Tommy Davis, Paul Dietzel, J.R. Richard, Bill Riegel, Lenny Fant, Elvin Hayes, Archie Manning, Rod Milburn, and Greg Procell. Hall of Fame'88: SdJSdSSsu Former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning, basketball stars Elvin Hayes and Greg Procell, Olympic hurdler Rod Milburn and long-time North- east Louisiana University basketball coach Lenny Fant were elected to the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame last Febuary. Manning, Hayes, Procell, Milburn and Fant were chosen by a 25-member selection committee of the Louisiana Sports Writers Association from scores of nominees for Hall of Fame membership, which is considered the state's highest honor for sports personalities. Manning, the Saints' first round draft choice of 1 97 1 , was Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player in the National Football Conference in 1 978 and played in two Pro Bowls. Hayes, a Rayville native, was a three time All-American at the University of Houston and a first round choice for the NBA in 1968. Hayes played 16 seasons in the NBA and played in 12 NBA All-Star games. Milburn, an All-American hurdler at Southern University, was the Olympic Games high hurdle gold medalist in 1972atMunich. In 1970and 1971, Milburn won 78 straight races and was selected "Most Outstanding Athlete in the World" in 1 97 1 . Fant led Northeast for 22 years as head coach. While at NLU, Fant ranked 1 1th amoung active Division I coaches in career victories at his retirement. Procell, the nation's top high school basketball scorer of all time, had 6,702 points in four years at Ebarb High. He set a state single game scoring record of 100 points in 1970. Induction ceremonies were held in Natchitoches on June 25 for the 1988 honorees and for six former athletes and coaches elected to the Hall of Fame last year. There was no induction program in 1987 because of scheduling conflicts. Inducted along with Milburn, Manning, Fant, Hayes and Procell were former Louisiana Tech and NFL quarterback Terry Bradshaw, LSU national football championship coach Paul Dietzel, major league pitching star J. R. Richard, national collegiate basketball scoring champion Bill Riegel, Olympic high hurdles record- holder Willie Davenport and the late Tommy Davis, ex-LSU and NFL kicker. Membership in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, located in Prather Coliseum on the Northwestern State University campus, increased to 1 18 with the induction of the 1 1 honorees this year. Members of the Louisiana Sports Writers Association established the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame to honor the state's outstanding sports figures in 1958, and the shrine was moved to Natchitoches in 1971. Hall of Fame induction programs in Natchitoches have attracted over the years such nationally-acclaimed sports stars as Joe Adcock, Pete Maravich, Billy Cannon, John David Crow, Max McGee, Johnny Robinson, Willie Davis, Tommy Mason, Mel Parnell, Bob Pettit, Willis Reed, Jerry Stovall, Y.A. Tittle, Jimmy Taylor, Tank Younger, Charley McClendon, Ralph Garr, Eddie Robinson, Willie Brown, Tommy Casanova, Bert Jones, and Buck Buchanan. - Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 137 Football f 88: Demons Crowned Southland Champs When talking about Northwestern State's 1988 football campaign, one must go back before returning to the present. NSU head coach Sam Goodwin and his staff readied the most successful collection of Demon football players in the last 22 years back in the spring, when a young man's thoughts turn to, uh, football. "We had the best spring since I've been here," Goodwin said at the time. And, while he has been known to say that following every spring session, this time it was a bit more believable for, despite the loss of all-time leading rusher John Stephens to the NFL's New England Patriots, the Demon offense rang up point totals like 39, 35, 37, and 45 during spring outings. Once things got underway in August, Goodwin and his group realized what they had seen in the spring was no fling — these guys were for real. "This is probably the best football team I've had since I've been at Northwestern," Goodwin told reporters at the August 14 media day. "I'm very confident — we have a chance to be a great football team. I know we are going to be a very good football team. We've got some speed at talent. We are not going to be very big up front and we've got some question marks up front. If we can answer those, the Demons are going to be hard to handle." Goodwin the coach has turned to Goodwin the prophet. Hard to handle, indeed. A nationally ranked offense with more weapons than a military division, possessing the ability to strike from long or close range, complimented by a swarming defense that upheld tradition, Northwestern State stormed to a 9-2 record, posting the most wins in Demonland since 1966 and taking the Southland Conference champion- ship with a perfect 6-0 mark. NSU gave fans a preview of what was around the corner in the season opener against Southwest Missouri, trapping the Bears in a 24-8 victory in a contest that was over by the third quarter. A loss to then superior Nevada-Reno squad followed before a set of games simply now known as "the streak" took place. East Texas was victim number two as the Demons produced 43 points and some 517 yards in total offense. The next week brought 571 yards worth of total offense in a 49-21 thrashing of Southwest Texas. A previously undefeated McNeese team fell the following week, and Nicholls State lost its ninth in a row to the Demons. The streak continued with victories over NLU, Sam Houston, and North Texas State. The season boiled down to the final game of the year. Number one ranked Stephen F. Austin carried an identical 5-0 record into the showdown. The Demon defense took no prisioners in limiting the Lumberjack offense to just 140 yards rushing and 17 points, good enough to hand the Demons a 20-17, title-clinching victory. DEMON SCOREBOARD Southwest Missouri 24-8 W [ Nevada-Reno 26-35 L* East Texas State 41-13 wl Southwest Texas 49-21 wl McNeese State 25-20 \|l Nicholls State 27-12 11 Northeast La. 27-15 wl Sam Houston 49-14 wl North Texas 25-17 wl Jackson State 16-21 L Stephen F. Austin 20-17 W Boise State 22-13 W Idaho 30-38 L 10 Wins 3 Losses 138 Football Football 139 140 Football Preseason Poll Division I-AA August 22, 1988 1. Holy Cross 2. Northeast Louisiana 3. Appalachian State Eastern Kentucky (tie) 5. North Texas 6. Georgia Southern 7. Richmond 8. Northern Iowa 9. Idaho 10. Marshall 1 1 . Jackson State 12. Western Illinois 13. Nicholls State 14. Maine 15. Middle Tennessee 16. James Madison 17. Western Kentucky 18. NORTHWESTERN 19. Nevada- Reno 20. Connecticut "BVirvrn att f ft ft • Demons Start Dream r UU 1 DALiLi OO • Season with success Northwestern gave a glimpse of things to come, gliding over the visiting Southwest Missouri Bears. NSU racked up 381 yards of total offense, while the defensive troops limited Southwest Missouri to just 52 yards passing and 232 total offense. On their first possession of the year, NSU lost the ball via the fumble, but got it back when Andre Carron recovered a fumbled punt return on the Bear 18. Paul Frazier made the initial score from 13 yards out at the 7:38 mark. Frazier got the nod again early in the second quarter. This time, his seven yard dash capped NSU's first 80-yard plus drive of the year, as the Demons went 89 yards in 13 plays. Another fumble by Southwest Missouri set up Keith Hodnett's 25 yard field goal, giving the Demons a 17-0 lead at the half. That field goal gave Hodnett the top spot on NSU's all-time field goal list. The fat lady started to warm up after NSU's first possession of the second half, when the Demons motored 52 yards in eight plays for a 24-0 lead. Rusty Slack connected with Floyd Turner for the 1 3 yard score. For the second time in as many weeks, the Demons played an opponent for the first time ever. This next one was not as pleasant, however, as the Wolfpack of Nevada-Reno defeated the Demons, 35-26. The Wolfpack dominated most of the game. Northwestern tried to rally in the last quarter, but it proved to be too late. The Wolfpack of Nevada-Reno sent the Demons back home to play host to East Texas State. Northwestern got back on the right foot when they locked up with ETSU. When all was said and done, the Demons racked up the most yards in head coach Sam Goodwin's tenure with a total of 517. It only took the first quarter for the Demons to garner enough points to win the game, but it is a rule that games go four. Scott Stoker hit Al Edwards with a 25 yard strike and Frazier went over from one to give the Demons a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. It was all Northwestern in the second quarter as well. Keith Hodnett drilled a 37 yard field goal, capping an eight play, 66 yard drive. Frazier added a four yard effort at the 6:26 mark as the Demons slowly but surely put the game out of reach. East Texas State made some adjustments at the half, enough anyway for Mike Trigg to hook up with Ronnie Pratter for a 44 yard catch for ETSU's first touchdown. But Northwestern scored on its first possession of the second half when Stoker and Orlan Lockhart teamed for a 62 yard touchdown. Mike O'Neal scored his first touchdown of the year on a 14 yard blast up the middle, and Hodnett added his 1 1th point of the game with a 47 yard field goal. ETSU's Johnny Hurndon scored on a 73 yard reception from Trigg to round out the evening's scoring at Natchitoches. Frazier led the team with 1 22 yards rushing, the second time he topped the team in that department. Stoker tossed two touchdown passes enroute to completing five of 17 passes worth a total of 172 yards in the 41- 13 killing. The defense of Northwestern held East Texas to just 80 total yards on the ground and only 272 total yards of offense. The Demon Option. QB Scott Stoker hands the ball to fullback Brian Driskell on the option play for NSU. Football 141 h Football f 88: NSU Terrorizes Early Southland Opponents Northwestern started the road to a conference championship at home hosting Southwest Texas State. The Demons brought 57 1 yards worth of total offense in the49-2 1 thrashing of Southwest Texas as NS U moved to 3-1 and 1-0 in the Southland Conference. NS U spread things out a bit as 1 3 different Demons carried the ball, six receivers caught passes, and six players got their names in the book under the scoring column. Floyd Turner was the first to score points, taking a reverse 23 yards for the TD. But SouthwestTexas' Bill Jones tied it all at seven on a 1 3 yard answer. Kenneth DeWitt, playing his first game after missing the first three games due to a broken arm suffered in pre-season practice, scored on a ten yard sweep to the left side early in the second quarter. Turner made it 21-7 when quarterback Scott Stoker connected with the speedster for a 69 yard touchdown pass. Bobcat A. J. Johnson followed with an 86 yard kick-off return to bring Southwest Texas State within a touchdown at 21-14. But Northwestern responded with a six-play, 74 yard drive that ended when Stoker found Orlan Lockhart for a 37 yard touchdown. The Bobcats added their final tally with 54 seconds remaining after Jones carried to the paydirt from three yards out. From then on, nothing but the left side of the scoreboard lit up, as NSU posted three unanswered touchdowns, two in the third quarter. Quarterback Gil Galloway ripped through the Bobcat defense for a 35 yard touchdown, and Paul Frazicr added a two yarder in the third. Fullback Brian Driskill got his first collegiate score at the 13: 19 mark of the fourth quarter, tacking on a six yarder. The Demon defense allowed just a pair of Bobcat first downs and 50 yards of total offense in the second half, and 186 overall. The 49 points were the most for a Demon since 1981 when Northwestern scored 59 against Angelo State on September 12. The Demons ripped up 320 stripers on the ground and 25 1 via the airways for their season high total of 571 total offensive yards. The Demons made it three straight with a 25-20 win over McNeese State, holding off a fourth quarter surge by the Cowboys to ice the win. Keith Hodnett opened the scoring with first quarter, 21 yard field goal, and Mike O'Neal's one yarded capped a 95 yard, 1 1 play drive that started when NSU's defense forced a fumble at the Demon five. O'Neal was the man of the day as he scored twice more before the night was through. Going into the fourth quarter, the Demons led 25-3. The special teams of Northwestern let down, allowing the Cowboys to make a comeback. The defense of Demonland held its ground, however, not allowing McNeese to capitalize on two turnovers, late in the game. Northwestern ran out the final minute of play to preserve its third straight win and remain undefeated at 2-0 in the Southland Conference. October 24th Poll Division I- AA 1 . North Texas 2. Marshall 3. Western Illinois 4. Idaho 5. Western Kentucky 6. Georgia Southern 7. Lafayette 8. Middle Tennessee 9. Stephen F. Austin 10. Furman 11. Appalachian State 12. Delaware 13. NORTHWESTERN 14. Eastern Kentucky 15. Jackson State 16. Connecticut 17. Nevada- Reno 18. The Citadel 19. Villanova 20. Williams & Mary To the air. Gil Galloway cocks to throw for the Demons. Galloway completed 556 of his passes for the season. Just in time. Linebacker Freddie Wallace puts a hit on the quarterback for Southwest Texas just as he throws the ball. 142 Football ' ' 1/ Football 143 Break it. Paul Frazier attempts to break free from a tackier as he is led by Nick Day. The Give. Senior quarterback Rusty Slack hands the ball off to fullback Pete Ellis. K O. Sidney Thissel licks his chops as he prepares to dismantle an unaware Nichols quarterback. 144 Football October 31st Poll Division I-AA 1. Marshall 2. Western Illinois 3. Stephen F. Austin 4. Idaho 5. Western Kentucky 6. Georgia Southern 7. North Texas 8. Middle Tennessee 9. Delaware 10. Furman 11. NORTHWESTERN 12. Eastern Kentucky 13. Jackson State 14. Connecticut 15. Villanova 16. Appalachian State 17. Boise State Lafayette (tie) 19. The Citadel 20. Montana Football f 88: Ninth Wave of NSU Rolls Through Season Coach Sam Goodwin's Ninth Wave, a nickname for the Demons few people understand, washed up Nicholls State for the ninth consecutive year, 27-12. The win kept the Demons winning streak alive as the Demons continued to roll through the '88 schedule. Northwestern used three Colonel turnovers to tack 17 points on the board. Strong safety Randolph Hayes set up Keith Hodnett's 40 yard field goal with his first interception of the year. Hodnett added another field goal, this one from 39 yards at the 8:32 mark of the second quarter to make the score 6-0. David Chitman set up the next score after picking off a Bobby McDonald pass and returning it 30 yards to the Nicholls State 14. Kenneth DeWitt took the honors, going in from 10 yards out giving the Demons a 13-0 lead. Then came the third quarter, a period in which the Demons enjoyed much success in 1988. For the fourth time in six games, NS U scored on its first possession of that quarter. This time it was Floyd Turner, who took a reverse hand-off 48 yards for the touchdown. It was Turner again late in the third quarter. Sidney Thissel recovered a Jamie Lawson fumble, and Turner latched onto a 66-yard pass from Scott Stoker to conclude NSU's scoring. The State Fair Game was both old and new for the Demons of '88. It was the 75th time the Demons played in the State Fair Classic, but it was the first time NSU faced Northeast Louisiana in the annual matchup. It was also the first win in Shreveport for the Demons in the 1980's; the last win was in 1979. It did not take the Demons long to show they meant business. Mike O'Neal capped a 74 yard drive to start the game with a 2 yard plunge. Keith Hodnett drilled his 42nd straight PAT which gave NSU a 7-0 lead. The rest of the half was lacking in excitement, except for the fact that the Demon defense allowed a measly minus five rushing yards in the first half. NLU's only score came after a fake field goal worked to perfection when kicker Chris Nowels reached first down territory on a pass from holder Clint Batte- ford. The NSU defense held solid, allowing Nowels a 26 yard field goal. Kenneth DeWitt opened the second half with a season long 55 yard kick-off return, which set up tailback Paul Frazier's 20 yard TD dance. One series later, Mark Mayfield caught the Indians on a blitz, taking a 33 yard pass from Scott Stoker for a 24-3 advantage. Hodnett's 20 yard field goal at the start of the fourth quarter put NSU up 27-3. For the second straight week, the Demon defense limited the opponent to under 100 yards rushing. NLU only gained 39 on the ground in the Indians' 27-15 loss. Game eight for the Demons proved to be another defeat for the opponent. In the Demons last home game, Northwestern racked up 449 yards of offense and blasted to the 49-14 slaughter of Sam Houston State. Football '88: Schedule gels tougher, So does Northwestern. The game against North Texas State no doubt was a big game for the Demons on their way to a shot at the conference title, and a possible play-off berth. UNT had been ranked as the top team in the nation for six weeks but fell to seventh after a loss to Stephen F. Austin. NSU was the highest it had been in the polls all year at 11th. One newspaper called it a blowout — literally. The 25 mile-per-hour winds played a big factor in the game, with both coaches playing conservatively when looking into the gale force winds. Randy Hilliard picked off a Scott Davis pass and scrambled 80 yards to give NSU a first quarter 7- 3 advantage facing the wind. Kenneth DeWitt went in from four yards to give NSU a 1 3-3 lead in the first quarter. NSU made good of an Eagle misfortune when Pete Ellis capped a four play, 26 yard drive with a two yard bolt, giving NSU a 19-3 advantage. Keith Hodnett added a 50 yard field goal to give the Demons a 22-3 lead at the half. The field goal gave Hodnett, who had made 51 consecutive PAT's, the all-time scoring record, previously held by the late Demon and Kansas City Chief great Joe Delaney with 188 points. Hodnett added a 24 yardcr in the third quarter for the Demons final score. It took nine weeks, but somebody finally beat the Demons. Jackson State, coming in as the tenth ranked team in the nation, defeated the Demons of NSU, 21-16. The non-conference loss at Mississippi was the first in nine weeks for the Demons. The loss to Jackson did not hurt the Demons chances of accomplishing their goal of a conference championship. The next week, however, was the game of the year. The goals Northwestern had set at the beginning of the season were standing right across the field at Homer Bryce Stadium in Nacogdoches, Texas. The winner of this game between the Lumberjacks and the Demons would get bragging rights of the Southland Conference and possession of Chief Caddo for a year. The Lumberjacks were the number one ranked team in the nation and sported the nation's best defense, supposedly. The Demons were ranked tenth and had an offensive attack worthy of its 14th rank and their defense better than SFA's as NSU took claim as the Southland Conference champions and brought "The Chief back home to Natchitoches in the 20-17 victory. The Southland Conference championship was a game in which records were broken. Stoker's 172 yards passing gave him the most passing yards in a season with 1,966. His totals surpass current New Orleans Saints QB Bobby Hebert. Floyd Turner's six receptions gave him the career mark in the recep- tion category, with 98 total for the Demons of Northwestern. m 1 November 7th Poll Division I-AA 1. Stephen F. Austin I 2. Idaho 3. Georgia Southern I 4. Western Illinois 5. Furman 6. Marshall 7. NORTHWESTERN 8. Eastern Kentucky 9. Connecticut 10. Jackson State 1 1 . Western Kentucky 12. The Citadel 13. Delaware 14. North Texas 15. Boise State 16. Appalachian State 17. Middle Tennessee 18. Montana 19. Honda A&M Pennsylvania (tie) I 146 Kevin Lewis, NSU'spunt returner and cornerback, directs blockers after a punt. Lewis was named second teamAll- SLC at cornerback. Number One. Floyd Turner, NSU's all-time reception lead- er, catches one of his 98 career receptions. Turner earned a spot on the first team All-SLC as a flanker. Touchdown. All-SLC fullback, Mike O'Neal bulls through an Indian defense for a touchdown in the State Fair Classic at Shreveport. Football 147 148 Football Idaho Bound. Al Edwards cele- brates after a touchdown for NSU. Big Gain. QB Scott Stoker keeps the ball and scrambles for a gain. Breaking loose. Brian Driskill breaks a tackle and continues io drive for the Demons. Football '88: Northwestern takes Play-offs by Storm After the Demons demolished the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks at their own wet field and clenched the Southland Conference tide, Northwestern thought they would finally have a home game again. They thought wrong. The Demons already had played their final five regular season games on the road, putting down great teams such as North Texas and Stephen F. Austin. Now the justly nick- named "Road Warriors", were off to Idaho to tackle Boise State as well as a new weather element for the Demons, the cold. The Road Warriors rolled into Idaho for their first ever Division I- AA playoff and did not disappoint their fans as Northwestern busted the Broncos of Boise State 22-13. The Demons were led by senior linebacker Mark Newstrom. Newstrom accounted for two monumental plays and enjoyed the game of his life in the Demon victory. Newstrom picked off a Duane Halliday pass in the first quarter, setting up the Demons' very first score on the next play, a 39 yard touchdown pass from Scott Stoker to senior flanker Floyd Turner. But Newstrom saved his best accomplishment for last, and he really used his head to do so. With the score deadlocked at 13 all, Newstrom bolted through the Boise State line and blocked a Tom Schimmer's punt with his head. The ball deflected through the uprights for a safety which gave the Demons a lead not to be relinquished at 15-13. The Demon offense etched their superiority to the Broncos, rolling up 395 total yards, 21 first downs, and 41:19 in time of possession. However, holding onto the ball was no small task, as the Demons fumbled eight times, although they recovered all but two of them. The win came on Northwestern 's sixth consecutive road match and improved the Demons record to 10-2. Highlighting the post season win was the 1988 Southland Conference football awards. Southland Conference Coach of the Year was North western's head coach Sam Goodwin. Floyd Turner and Leonard Parker were named to the Southland Conference's first team as flanker and linebacker, re- spectively. The Demons had several making the list on the Southland Conference's second team. On offense Scott Stoker, Paul Frazier, Orland Lockhart, Jeff Steers, Robbie Martin, and John King all made the list. Defensively Henry Sibley, Kevin Lewis, and Dennis Smith took the second team honors for Northwestern. Football f 88: Demons End Season with Second-Round Finish. A Northwestern football season that began under the cloud of expert projections of mediocrity ended just short of the mountaintop when the Demons fell to Idaho in the quarterfinals of the national championship playoffs. After a 6-5 finish in 1987, Northwestern was picked in preseason polls to wind up in the second division of the prestigious Southland Conference. But the pollsters overlooked not only this teams' talent but also its poise, confidence and tenacity. This was a team that ignored long odds against it and one which relished difficult challenges. The regular season finale was an example of the unusual spirit and attitude of the 1988 Demons. Northwestern and Stephen F. Austin were locked in a tie for the Southland Conference lead with identical 5-0 records. But the odds were clearly against the Demons. They had to meet the Lumberjacks on the road. Stephen F. Austin was ranked number one in the nation and heavily favored. The wet field seemed to favor the Lumberjacks' power running over Northwestern 's option and speed-oriented offense. But the Demons whipped the Lumberjacks to win the championship of a conference that had ignored Northwestern 's pleas for membership for more than a decade. The Demons had to travel the three final weeks of the season and for both playoff games, and their first round victory over Boise State came on a frozen, wind-chilled field in Idaho. Even as Northwestern was eliminated from the playoffs in the quarterfinals, the fighting spirit that had been a trademark of the team throughout the campaign was abundantly evident. Three first quarter fumbles resulted in scores for Idaho — the nation top ranked team — and Northwestern was down 28-3 early in the game. But the Demons fought back fiercely and were inside the ten battling for what could have been a game tying score in the final seconds. They finally fell, 38-30. The Demons of Northwestern were a team that overcame obstacles and achieved the dream many believed impossible for the Demons — Southland Conference Champions. II Catch Me. Kenneth DeWitt, playing with a broken wrist, breaks into the open field. The Hod. Kicker Keith Hodnet puts one of many through the uprights for NSU. Nightmare on Demon Street. Freddie Wallace prepares to give a running back one of his scares. 150 Football Football 151 From Northwestern to New England. NSU star, John Stephens, the Demons all-time leading rusher, proves to the Patriots what NSU already knew. 152 John Stephens NFL'88: Stephens goes to New England as the highest NSU Draft pick ever 44. John Stephens, once num- 4, now 44, shows that although jersey number and mascot are '.rent than the Demons of last son, the great running back in- '. is not. April 24, 1988 was a big day for Northwestern State and the Demon football program. It was even a bigger day for John Stephens, NSU's all-time leading rusher, after NFL's New England Patriots selected the Springhill native as the 17th choice in the first round. That allowed Stephens to become Northwestern 's highest draft choice ever, surpassing the late Joe Delaney, who went to the Kansas City Chiefs as the 41st overall pick in the 1981 draft. Ironically enough, it was Delaney who Stephens had surpassed in last game of the 1987 season to set a new all-time rushing mark. Stephens was the second running back and the first I-AA player chosen. Stephens finished his career with 3,057 yards on another school record 653 carries. The 6-1, 220 pound bruiser found his way into the end zone via the rush on 19 occasions and pulled in four passes for scores. He owns two of the top five season rushing performances in school history (1,001 yards in 1985, 943 yards in 1986) and went over the century figure a total of ten times. Stephens was a first team All-Louisiana pick at running back for three consecutive years, believed to be the first back to accomplish that feat in LSWA history. Stephens continues a Northwestern tradi- tion that has seen 25 former Demons suit up in NFL uniforms over the last three decades. The Stephens addition adds to the list of six NFL players currenUy playing in the Pro ranks from Northwestern. A list including stars such as Gary Reasons, Mark Duper, Bobby Hebert, Robert Moore, and Odessa Turner. Reasons, the only player in I-AA to be named first team Kodak All-American three straight years.made Iris mark as a hard-hitting linebacker for the New York Giants during the Giants' Superbowl campaign of 1987. Mark Duper, a wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins, may be the best known of the Demon alumni. " S uper " Duper, a member of the 1 98 1 quarter mile relay team that won the NCAA outdoor championship, has appeared in a Superbowl with the Dolphins and also has been awarded All-Pro honors. Bobby Hebert brought more recognition to Northwestern State after taking the New Orleans Saints to their first ever winning season and initial play-off appearance in 1987. The "Cajun Cannon" still holds several NSU passing records and was also a star in the USFL, taking the Michigan Panthers to the initial team championship in 1983 and quarterbacking the Oakland Invaders to the title game in 1985. Moore is in his third year as a starter at safety with the Atlanta Falcons and Turner, when healthy, has demonstrated big-play, NFL ability. Baseball f 89: Diamond Demons take to the field for NSU The Diamond Demons got off to their best start in recent memory by sweeping a double-header trom Ouachita Baptist in the Demon's season opener. The Demons first four games were postponed due to the weather. Northwestern got off to an early start by scoring in the second inning after Sonny Terrill singled, stole second base, and scored on a single by catcher Dale Rayburn. The Demons scored again in the third when Dickey Marze walked, stole second, and scored on a Van Wiggins single. Paul Ayo started the first game and went the distance yielding only two hits and struck out nine. Ayo carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning but lost it when the number nine hitter for Ouachita punched a single up the middle with two outs. Ouachita scored in the seventh, but Northwestern held to win 2-1. The Demon bats woke up in the second game as the Demons scored five runs on nine hits. Dale Rayburn contributed two RBI's, while Kerry Thompson, John Smith, and Brent Herndon all added one RBI in the Demon's 5-0 victory. The start for the Demons was long waited as Northwestern postponed several games due to the weather. The unpredictable weather caused the Diamond Demons to lose playing experience going into a tough Southland Conference schedule for 1989. The early season for the Demons was rained out. Games with Grambling, Southern Arkansas and Hen- derson will be played as weather permits. The Demons return to the 1989 season from a 26-30 record of the previous year. Northwestern lost two pitchers due to graduation, but the Demons are returning strong in most every position and have hopes of a winning season. I The Demons started the season with dou- ble header victories over Ouachita Bap- tist and Southern Arkansas. 154 Baseball ttfr'SMil Baseball 155 156 Baseball The Diamond Demons ended their 1988 cam- paign with a South- land record of 9-12, finishing sixth. Baseball f 89: Demons Look for a Better Season in '89. After taking a pair of wins from Northeast Louisiana in early May, Northwestern assured itself of the best record since the 1983 season when Herbie Smith's squad finished with a 26-30 record. The two wins over NLU placed the Demons in sixth place in the Southland Conference with a conference record of 9-12. When looking back at the season, head coach Johnnie Emmons remarked, "After starting off 1-1 1, it took a lot of pride for the guys to come back and play the way they did. We beat the team that won the conference (McNeese State) two of three games, and we beat (nationally ranked) LSU." Junior centerfielder Dickey Marze had a great deal to do with the turn-around for the Demons. Marze finished the season with a team high .321 batting average and 13 home runs. Marze was caught stealing on once in 25 tries, the 24 swipes tying the school record. Another positive factor during the season was Bob Kairis. Kairis finished his brief two-year career at NSU with 205 strike-outs, one short of the school record of 206 in a career. Kairis struck out 103 batters the 1988 season, bettering his own season mark of 102 set in 1987. Kairis, a draft pick, was 7-4 for his senior year, with one save. Coach Emmons concluded the season saying, "I think we finally turned the program around and have it going in a positive direction." Baseball 157 Softball '89: Youthful Lady Demons Start the Spring for NSU 1 The Lady Demon softball squad entered their 1989 season of battles with, as Led Zeppelin used to sing, "a whole lot of love" for the game. Whether or not that is enough to overcome their grecn-as-grass make-up is up to them and their boss, head coach Ricky McCalister. "We're young, real, real, young," McCalister said on the eve of the 1989 campaign. "We're going to be looking for leadership from our seniors and other returning players, but right now we're probably going to be starting four freshmen when the season opens up." McCalister must replace over fifty percent of last year's offense, a unit which set school records for runs in a season (221), hits (312) and RBI's (182). The Lady Demons opened at home against Southern Mississippi, playing for the first time at their new field on campus. The Lady Demon pitching staff is possibly the strongest in school history. Anchored by all-time wins leader Kellie Shotwell, the mound corps received a boost from front liner freshman Lori Hurlburt, whom McCalister says "has the capability of winning big for us." Another first year player, southpaw Jemi LaHaye, is a great competitor. She'll see a lot of playing time and just needs to develop consistency." Amy Thibault, who won 1 1 games last year and led NSU in winning percentage, is slated for centerfield duty in 1989 but can fill the role of a bull pen stopper for the Demons. The outfield worries McCalister more than any of the other positions. "Right now, we've got Travia Steward in left, Amy in center and Ladine Thomas in right field. Travia is our fastest player and Amy needs to take more command out in center. Junior Jill Jenkins fills the role of utility woman and will see plenty of action as both a catcher and a spare outfielder." 158 Softball Cold weather practice. The Lady Demons take batting practice inside of Prather Coli- seum in preparation of the warmer months of the 1989 softball season. Weather play- ed havoc in the early weeks of the Lady Demons' season. % Softball 159 160 Tennis Tennis '88: Crown Four SLC Champions Lady Demons Finish Second Northwestern State's Lady Demon tennis squad finished second in the Southland Conference with 40 points behind Southwest Texas University's 50 points. Northeast Louisiana finished third with 27 points, while North Texas State took fourth with 25, and Sam Houston State finished fifth with a point total of 1 1. NSU crowned four champions after the finals of the conference tournament, held at Northwestern State. In singles, Barbara Tons took care of Melissa Martin of Southwest Texas 6-2, 6-2 at number two, and Jane Paterson defeated Holley Pugsley of North Texas State 6-2, 7-5 at number five. The Lady Demons also won two doubles crowns, winning the number one and two titles. Tons teamed with Shayne Fitzwilliam for a 6- 2, 6-2 win over the North Texas doubles team at number one for their third consecutive title, while Paterson and Karen Patel handed the number two team from Southwest Texas a 6-4, 7-5 loss. Fitzwilliam ended the season with a 15-5 record. Tons, with her second gold medal in three years, finished the 1988 campaign at 16-5. Patel was 16-6 in her first year, as was Stephanie Cloutier. Paterson ended with a 16-5 mark and Sara Jones was 14-8. The doubles team of Patel/Paterson had the season's best record, losing only once in 18 matches. Tons and Fitzwilliam were 14-5, and Cloutier/Jones finished at 13-6. The Lady Demons finished with a 12-5 overall mark, after winning their first five matches of the season. The Lady Demons return five starters to the 1989 season losing only Stephanie Cloutier to graduation from Northwestern. Shayne Fitzwilliam re- turns a serve for the Lady Demons. Sara Jones comes with a backhand for the Lady De mons. Tennis 161 Track oo! Northwestern hosts Southland Conference championships Northwestern S tate track coach Leon Johnson is not one who gives credit where it is not due, which helps explain why he was not passing out many plaudits following the Demon and Lady Demon efforts at the Southland Conference track and field championships last April. The men wound up in fourth place, a full 25 points behind third place Texas Arlington. Northeast Louisiana took home its second outdoor championship in as many years, finishing ahead of Southwest Texas State. "I was disappointed with our men," Johnson said afterwards. "All of our planning had gone into peaking at the conference meet, and individually we did not have many great performances." NSU did record three first place efforts. Al Edwards sped to a 10.47 victory in the 100 meter dash, Brian Brown captured the high jump, and the Demon 400 meter relay team whipped around the oval in 39.70. One trackster that Johnson was happy with was 400 meter man Charles Wood. "If I had to pick out one performance that went beyond our expectations, then it was Charles' performance in the open 400 and in the mile relay." Wood, just a freshman, took sixth in the 400 and ran a leg on the Demon mile relay squad mat finished second. He qualified for the junior nationals in the 400 meter dash. NSU lost valuable points after Jamie Horn, the odds on favorite to win the 1 10 meter hurdles, was disqualified for false starting. Llewellyn S tarks, an Olympic Trials and NCAA qualifier in the long jump, scratched from that event after pulling a hamstring in the preliminaries of the 100 meter dash. Other Demons turning in commendable performances included Ronald Wilkins in the half mile (1:51.55), Eric Lee, who finished a surprising second in the 1 1 hurdles, Lawrence Chatman, third place in the 400 meter dash (47. 14), and Edgar Cooper, who placed in both the 100 (10.63, fifth) and 200 meter dash (21.05, fourth). Paul Oenbrink wound up third in the discus, an event ruined by Friday rains. Brent Brown took fifth in the javelin (197-4) and Leon Carr's 52'-9 1/4" effort in the shot put was also a fifth place finish. For the NSU women, no first place finishes were recorded, though Peggy Lewis qualified for the Junior Nationals in the shot put after finishing second (45-4 1/4) in that event. Northeast Louisiana also won the women's division, followed by Southwest Texas, Stephen F. Austin and Texas-Arlington. 162 Track Senior Ronald Wilkins sprints on the final stretch of the half mile run. Wilkins placed second in the Southland meet. Southland conference stars explode from the blocks and clear the first hurdle in the 110 meter hurdles. Sprinter Tommy Thomas lakes-off from the starting blocks in a 400 meter run. Junior Brent Brown, hurls the javelin for the Demons at the Southland Conference Championships held at NSU. 1988 NSU Track team, front row, Mary Madison, Kate Christmas, Yetta James, Jennifer Hillman, Denise Miller. Second row, Lawrence Chatman, Mark Spikes, Randy Hillard, Richard Whitaker, Ronald Wilkins, Kevin Lewis, Floyd Turner. Third row, Al Edwards, Ron West, Ricky Carroll, Duane Patin, Mark Troxler, Ryan Hebert, Glyn Vercher, Ken DeWitt, Charles Woods, Chester \Davis. Fourth row, Joe English, Brian Brown, Keith A rmond, Paul Oenbrink, Brent Bro wn, Eric \Lee, Kevin Nugent, Adam Pierre. Fifth row, Edgar Cooper, Tommy Thomas, Llewellyn Starks, Uarvin Piper, Leon Carr, Jamie Horn, Jerome Sampson. 1 T RACK '88: Small group of Lady Demons gives a great effort for Northwestern The 1988 Lady Demons track season was not a glamorous one. It was, however, an improving one as the Lady Demons captured five spots on the Louisiana Sports Writer's All-State Team. The Ladies had a difficult task competing on the team level in the Southland Conference due to being few in number. The woman's track program is not funded like some some of the other athletic programs at the university and suffers because of it. The women's track team of Northwestern is represented by only 1 3 girls. These dedicated girls work hard an<i are improving. Coach Leon Johnson said, "They made tremendous progress since the start of the season, and most of them are out there because they love it and want to represent Northwestern in a positive way." Peggy Lewis, the Southland Conference indoor shot put champion, took first with a toss of 43'- 3 1/2". Lewis, a freshman, took fourth place as well in that meet in the discus throw. Junior Sonja Dale, placed second in the Southland Conference Indoor Meet with a jump of five feet, four inches in the high jump. Also placing in that meet was Lockey Whitaker, placing second in the javelin event. In the running events, Vicki Robarge placed fourth in the 3,000 meter run (11 :52.6 ), two places ahead of Kate Christmas (12:37.0). Jo Ann Bridgewater finished third in the 100 meter dash with a time of 1 3 .99 and both of the medley relay teams placed as the sprint ended up fourth (1:57.12) and the distance wound up third (14:20.59). Yetta Jarpes made two appearances on the women's All-State team. James had the fourth best time in the 100 meter hurdles and second in the heptathlon event. High jumper Sonja Dale and javelin thrower Lockey Whitaker were also recognized by the LS WA as well as Peggy Lewis. Lewis wound up with the best outdoor distance in the state after her heave of 45 feet, 4 1/4 inches. Freshman Peggy Lewis slings the discus for the Lady Demons. Lewis' best event, the shotput, placed her on the All-State squad. Yetta James, heptathlon star, goes at the long jump. James holds the school record in the long jump with a dis- tance of 1 83 1 14" . Lady Demons track 165 T RACK •88: Northwestern Track produces Two All- Americas; 7 All-State Although the Demons of Northwestern did not fair as well in the Southland Championships as they hoped, the Demons did have several individuals that definitely made NSU proud. Topping the list of athletes were All-Americas, Llewellyn Starks and Brian Brown. Brown, a junior, high jumped his way to third place in the NCAA Indoor Championships while Starks grabbed a third place in the NCAA outdoor competition with his long jump. Starks established a new school record, of 26 feet, 7 3/4 inches. Both of these stars qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials held in Indianapolis last summer. Brown finished tenth in his bid for the team, breaking another school record with a jump of 7 feet, 5 inches. Starks took twelfth in the meet consisting of the country's best athletes. The Demons also took several honors at the state level. Seven individual men and two male relay teams were named to the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Track and Field Team. Speedy Al Edwards, whose 1 0.39 effort in the 1 00 meter dash was the third best in the state last year, made the team in that event and as part of NSU 's 400 meter relay team. Other quarter mile relay members include Kenneth DeWitt, Edgar Cooper and Chester Davis. NSU's mile relay foursome, composed of Tommy Thomas, Lawrence Chatman, Ronald Wilkins, and Charles Woods had the fifth fastest time in the state this year after a 3:09.75 clocking to gain all-state status. Freshman Gerard Semien was named to the team in the 10,000 meter run and junior Jamie Horn, who came close to qualifying for the NCAA's in the 1 10 meter hurdles, earned a spot on the team with his 13.88 time in that event. All- Americas Llewellyn Starks and Brian Brown were shoo-ins for the squad in the long jump and high jump events, respectively while Paul Oenbrink claimed honors in the discus event. Oenbrink broke his own school record on three different occasions in 1988, settling for a final mark of 176 feet, the fourth best mark in Louisiana. Pole vaulter Richard Whitaker earned his LSWA certificate with the state's fifth best vault of 1988. fly isfj: All-stater Chester Davis takes first in the final leg of the 400 meter relay for the Demons. Ail-American Brian Brown attempts to clear the bar for NSU. Brown finished 10th in his bid for the Olympic team. 1 66 Track wmmKm - "-JHBB ^ mm. Richard Whitaker clears a vault for Northwestern at the Southland Conference cham- pionships. Speed Demon A I Ed- wards pulls into first in the 100 meter dash with an outstanding 10.47 time. Track 167 I J Frustration. Sandi Sherrill shows her frustration of the season. The Block. Kirsten Gernhauser jumps to block a spike. Spike it. Tanya Champagne gets up to try a spike. I Got It! Jill Jenkins returns the ball against Nicholls State. JMfet Season Results 1988 Lady Demon Volleyball Southeastern Louisiana Away Won Cal-Poly, SLO Away Lost University of New Orleans Away Won Northeast Louisiana Away Lost Southwestern Louisiana Away Lost Louisiana Tech Home Won Southeastern Louisiana Home Won Nicholls State Away Lost Southern Mississippi Home Lost Sam Houston Away Lost Southwestern Louisiana Away Lost University of New Orleans Away Lost Louisiana Tech Away Won Southern University Away Lost Southern Mississippi Away Won Grambling University Away Won Texas-Arlington Home Lost Southern University Home Lost Southeastern Away Won Mississippi State Away Lost Samford Away Won Southwest Texas Away Lost Sam Houston Home Lost Stephen F. Austin Home Lost Grambling University Home Won McNecse State Away Lost Northeast Louisiana Away Lost North Texas State Away Lost Nicholls State Home Won Texas-Arlington Away Lost 11 Wins 19 Losses 16S Volleyball Volleyball'88 : Lady Demons Finish with 11-19 Record The Lady Demons of Northwestern finished their 1988 volleyball schedule with a 11-19 record. The Lady Demons traveled the entire South playing in tournaments in Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi. Twenty-one of the thirty games the Lady Demons played were on the road, at colleges as far east as Starkville, Mississippi, to as far west as San Antonio. Northwestern participated in the LSU Invitational Tournament at Baton Rouge, Picadilly and TraveLodge Invitational at New Orleans, and the Mississippi State University Tournament at Starkville. The Lady Demons of Northwestern did not fair well in the Southland Conference. The 11- 19 Lady Demons wound down the 1988 schedule for volleyball in November with a 4-5 record on their home court but still finished last in the Southland Conference. In the Southland Conference Tournament held at Huntsville, Texas, the Lady Demons lost in the first round to a tough University of Texas at Arlington team. The Lady Demons return to volleyball action for the 1989 schedule at Northwestern next September. Volleyball 169 Basketball f 89: Demons Overcome All Odds for Northwestern "Third time is the charm." Northwestern State's basketball team can recite that phrase after 1988-89 is all said and done with, and first year coach Dan Bell is the one leading NSU to its third straight winning season. After back-to-back winning efforts in 1986-87 and 1987-88, the Demons found the going a lot tougher this time. A killer schedule attempted to delay victories at the start of the season while Bell whipped his troops into shape for the Southland conference campaign which kicked off January 14. "By the time conference play rolls around, I think we could be in decent shape," said Bell after some early practice sessions with his new team. Until then, Bell and Company faced the likes of Kentucky, Houston, Texas, Ole Miss, Marshall University, Drake, and Southern University-all on the road. What most folks did not realize is that Northwestern could play-even with the big boys, playing Texas to the wire and upsetting Kentucky. Head coach Bell was hired on at Northwestern in August of 1988. Since that day, Bell has been like a "Pinball Wizard," bouncing from here to there to shape his staff and a Demon team that features three returning starters from last year's 16-12 edition. Those starters who returned for the 1988-89 season of hoop at Northwestern were forward Terrence "Bo" Rayford, point guard Pcrnell Smith, and defensive ace Patrick Wesley. The three returning starters provided the needed leadership to lead the Demons of the Court through another successful season at NSU. m* Gorilla Dunk. Pernell Smith gets the jam on a Demon fast break. Dig Bo. Terrence Ray ford goes up and lakes j the ball for NSU. Lay it up. Mike Thorn ton goes for the lay up. 170 Basketball 172 Basketball grnell Smith, honorable ention all-SLC, manages e floor for the Demons. :e. Patrick Wesley sends jumper up and in for NSU. frive it in. Terrence Rayford ets the ball in the paint and rives it to the basket. Basketball f 89: Ups and Downs for the Demons The Demons of Northwestern took the court for the 1988-89 year returning three of five starters. Two prime timers highlighted the Demon line up. Powerful forward Terrence "Bo" Rayford brings bulk underneath the basket after gaining second team all-SLC status last year with a points per game average of 12.3 and team high rebound figure of 7.0. Big Bo proved to be the most dangerous Demon from the free throw line after knocking 76.5% of his freebies, and that kind of production was an aid for the Demons of present. Joining Rayford as an all-conference pick last year was point guard Pernell Smith. Steady and very unflashy, "Sweet P" was just a shade under the double digit barrier (9.6) and passed off for 115 assists, an average of 4.1 a game. Defensive ace Patrick Wesley, back for his fourth year tour of duty, found the offense that left his repertoire in 1987-88. Capable of shutting down any opponent's top scorer, Wesley has averaged as many as seven points per outing. Point guard Roman Banks, a starter during the first half of last year's campaign, is back for year number two, while three-year letter winner Freeman Williams brings his experience to the Demon backcourt. Also returning for the Demons are De Wayne Watkins, Darren Melancon, and Alex Glasco. Larry Nelson, the year's only recruit, may very well be the team's best athlete, while Watkins, Melancon, and Glasco provided leadership and strength under the basket. Basketball 173 Basketball '89: Demons Prove to be a Southland Threat A day after Coach Dan Bell left the Demons to practice on their own, the Demons staged a rally and held on for an 82-81 win over Southwest Texas State. The first round Southland Conference Postseason Tournament game was held March 4th at Prather Coliseum. Northwestern, then 13-15, advanced to the tournament semifinals against host North Texas, the regular season champion. Southwest Texas ended its season at 12-15, including three losses to Northwestern. Southwest Texas set the pace and opened a 21-10 lead and weathered a Northwestern rally to a 35-35 tic. At half time Southwest Texas led 49-42, taking advantage of the 38.9 percent shooting of Northwestern. The Bobcats led 68-61 with 7:15 left before Pernell Smith sparked an 18-6 run by the Demons. Smith's three pointer gave Northwestern a 73-72 lead with 4:12 remaining and Southwest Texas never recovered. "We slopped around for most of the night and somehow managed to win anyway," said Bell, whose team had lost four of their last five games. "We did play pretty tough when the game was on the line. They played together for a change." That, said Smith, was by Bell's design. "He left us alone yesterday and made us practice on our own. He wanted somebody to step up and do something," said Smith. "I wanted somebody other than me to set the tone," said Bell. "When the game was on the line, our guys were out there talking to each other and we were pulling together instead of falling apart." I'ernell Smith takes down a rebound for North western. Up and around. Trevor Smith weaves his way through two defenders and finds the basket. Slip around. Lazar Hearn tries to go a- round a defender. 174 Basketball 175 J C" 176 c; n (.< I Count it. Junior Tee Holden tosses a jumper up for the Lady Demons. Going inside. All-America candidate, Linda Grayson, take the ball in the paint and to the basket. Lay it in. Freshman Tammy Blankenship takes a pass for a Lady Demon lay-up. Basketball f 89: Lady Demons Take it to the Hoop Five returning starters. A legitimate all-America candidate. A well stocked and experienced bench. All of the above have Lady Demon coach James Smith smiling. No doubt about it, the Lady Demons of Northwestern had every reason to have a better team than last year's 16-12 edition. But whether or not the Lady Demons compile a better record still remained to be seen. "We had a good schedule last year," Smith says of the 1987-88 slate. This year, we have an unbelievably tough schedule." That was an understatement, with games against the likes of Cal State Fullerton, Texas A&M, Southern Mississippi, Stephen F. Austin, Northeast Louisiana, and the University of Missouri on tap for the 1988-89 season. But Smith discovered with Linda Grayson on board, any schedule is salvageable. You want scoring, Grayson will give it to you in more bunches than bananas, as in 17.8 per game. If rebounds are your fancy, try 13.5 of them on for size. Soon to be the all-time leading scorer and rebounder in NSU Lady Demon hoop history, Grayson is the horse of NSU's merry-go-round. Hop on and enjoy the ride. Except this year, she had plenty of help among her fellow saddle-swayers. If Grayson is the horse, then ask Michelle to pass the carrots and sugar, please. Pass is what the 5-5 senior dynamo did a great deal of last year, to the tune of 8.2 assists a game. This is why Coach James Smith, as well as many Lady Demon fans, are smiling. Womens Basketball Yll Basketball f 89: Ladies of NSU Storm the National Ranks For the first time since the 1985-86 season, Northwestern State's Lady Demons received some national Top 20 recognition. Even after their 81-74 loss to Stephen F. Austin, ranked 17th in the nation at the time, Northwestern was listed in the Philadelphia Enquirer/Associated Press Top Twenty as "others receiving votes." "That's been a team goal since the beginning of the season," declared Lady Demon coach James Smith. "We've taken it one step at a time, and that's just another step we wanted to take." "That also put us in a position to keep winning," Smith added. "Hopefully we'll be able to break into the rankings." "It's a tremendous feather in the hat," added Smith. "The Southland Conference champion has no automatic berth in the NCAA tournament, but our showing (the SLC) in the polls should be a strong factor to give the Southland Conference its automatic bid back." The last time a Lady Demon basketball team was mentioned was in the 1985-86 season, when Northwestern finished with a 25-7 record, tying for a Gulf Star Conference championship, and taking second place in the Women's National Invitational Tournament. Associate head coach Mona Martin adds, "I'm proud for the girls. I look at the Top 20 and see a team in there that lost to teams we beat. It puts some pressure on us, because now we feel we have to win." m Quick pass. Andrea Carter dumps the ball off for a Demon assist. Shoot for two. Sonya Cox goes up for an in- side shot for NSU. Take it . Linda Gray- son decides whether to shoot over a defender. 178 Women 's Basketball Leisure Activities see Growth and Renovation, Establish a Tradition at Northwestern Involvement in Leisure Activities at Northwestern State University is fast becom- ing a tradition as the efforts of a few individu- als and a great number of student workers have provided the impetus in meeting the varied need of the student body. Alexander Astin, noted author in the field of Student Develop- ment in High Education, cites a number of studies showing that student involvement in extracurricular activities leads to a bonding effect with the University. Enhancing aca- demic achievement as well as aiding in the total developmentofawell-adjustedstable and happy studentare outgrowths of participation. Housed in the Intramural and Recreation Building , erected in 1939, the Leisure Activi- ties program is now in its second year of phe- nomenal growth with over 20,000 individual participations as student, faculty and staff de- voted time to enjoy Leisure Activities program. With limited funds and the dedication of many workers, the fifty year old structure is completing its first facelift in many years. The Intramural Gym floor was repainted and refinished, the Lei- sure Activities offices were painted and redeco- rated as were all the offices on the first floor. The Game Room, opened in January 1988, housing pool tables, fooseball, air hockey, ping pong and video games provides a haven for students on a daily basis. The student lounge is a new addition to the facilities housing 6 card tables, 24 folding chairs and a stereo system. The transformation of the old Pit area displays an air conditioned, mir- rored student work room. With a multitude of free weights and universal equipment and exercise bikes, this welcome addition has been enjoyed by all. Forty-two sailboats, pedal boats, windsur- fers and many canoes highlight the Leisure Ac- tivities Marina located on Chaplin Lake which provide many hours of peaceful relaxation from March to September. Late Spring and Summer found the Leisure Activities Office providing shuttle service to Sibley Lake for supervised water skiing and sun bathing. 1 SO Leisure Activities I Flag Football. In the early fall, lei- sure activities sponsored a Co-Rec flag football tournament for both male and female students ofNSU. Rainy Day Fun. The Intramural game room offers students an alter- native for fun on rainy days or any day. Three on three. The Schick Super Hoop Intramurals Basketball Tourn- ament held at Northwestern was a big success. NSU's best. Northwestern sent an intramural team to represent NSU at Lake Charles in volleyball. . Serve it up . Beach day offered NSU students a keg full of fun. Canoe races. Boat races were apart of the action of Beach Day at North- western. Paddlemonium. Paddle boats provide a unique way to relax or have fun. Sack full of fun. The Half-Nighter at NSU was fun for everyone, including such events as the sack race. 182 Leisure Activities Leisure Activities Involves all Students. [ntramurals Offers Students of Northwestern a ihance to Prove that Fighting Spirit. The Leisure Activities program sponsor- ing a mixture of competitive intramural activi- ties and special events established a second consecutive year of record participation. The first money sport of the fall semester was swim- ming, held at the Recreation Complex where 10 teams in 8 events. New Intramural Swim Meet records were set in 1 3 of the 16 events held. The winners included Kappa Sigma in the men's Greek league and the Tri Sigmas in the women's Greek league. Flag Football, the first major sport of the year, saw 28 teams competing in 87 games with a record 1,754 participation. All campus and league winners in the Flag Football were The Nature Boys, in the men's dorm open league, Nuthin Fancy and in the women's league, the Hoopcrettes. The Greek and all campus winner was Kappa Alpha. KA also represented NSU in the State Flag Football Tournament held in the Lake Charles in November. The third money sport of the fall semester was Team Tennis, showing a 400% increase in participation over the previous year. League winners included Tri Sigma in the sorority league, Tappa Kegga Lite in the women's open league and Sabine 3rd in the women's dorm league. In the men's compe- tition, Kappa Sigma won the Greek league, and the Blue Boys were winners in the dorm league. Over 500 students, faculty and staff com- peted on a record high 36 Intramural Volleyball Teams. Volleyball winners included the Dia- mond Demons in the dorm league, Kappa Sigma in the Greek league, and Hooperettes were the women's league champions. The open league and all campus champion was Overkill. The lastmoney sportof the fall semester was Team Bowling where 75 participants bowled 300 games. Team Bowling winners included TKE in the Greek league, Diamond Demons in the open league, Sabine in women's dorm league and Sigma Kappa in the sorority league. The Leisure Activities Department saw record participation in all Leisure Money Sports during the Fall Semes- ter. Leisure Activities offers students of Northwestern various means for fun. For the daring, sailboating. A more known form of leisure activities is intramural basketball such as the Schick Super Hoop Intramural Tourn- ament held in the fall. Football. For those who like the pig- skin, NSU offers men and women's intramural flag football. ■Uf»--o*r ■ 1 H 1 Intramurals 185 Leisure Activities' Half Niter a Big Success Stuff it in. The NSU Half Nig hter held unique events such as a food eating contest, as this NSU student demonstrates. Boat for afloat. The Leisure Act- ivities decorated the school ski boat for the Homecoming parade in order to make students more aware of the many opportunities for fun Northwestern has to offer. 186 Leisure Activities Over the top. The first ever Half Nighter at Northwestern gave students an opportunity to enter several events of competition and, "show their stuff". Food. The Leisure Activities' Half Nighter not only had fun and competition, but refresh- ments and cash prizes. MM* si •> V ? mm » x.: P O T P Emted by Van Rodney Reed 188 Academi cs R I 1 9 8 9 • Academics 189 Scholars' College opens new home . . . Russell Hall The Louisiana Scholars' College began its second year of existence in its new home, Russell Hall. "The Business Department has a home, the Education Department and Nursing Department have a home. So we wanted Scholars' Col- lege to have a home,"said Dr. Robert Most. Located on the hill across from the three columns, Russell Hall contains a weal th of history at North- western. Constructed in 1936, Russell Hall was built to serve as Normal State College's library. The State Board approved $150 thou- sand for the library. Constructed during President Fredericks' tenure, the library's name became a topic of debate. President Fredericks wished to name the build- ing after his friend and mentor, Superintendent T.H. Harris. How- ever, Louisiana Governor Richard Leche wanted the library named af- ter himself. Attending the 1937 graduation ceremonies and building dedication, the governor proudly conferred degrees and certificates on 250 Normal graduates from the steps of the Richard Leche Library. However, Governor Leche was soon indicted, convicted and sent to prison. Because state law was changed so that no person in prison can have a building or object named after themselves, Leche Library was then named after Scharlie E.Russell, a librarian at the university. In 1957 under the term of President Kyser, the library, now known as Russell Hall, underwent expansion and renovations. The ex- pansion was only a portion of Kyser 's physical plant improvements to keep abreast of the increasing enrollment and demands. The building served as a library until the early 70's when Watson Memorial Library was con- structed, and all books and publica- tions were moved from Russell Hall. I n the late 70 'sand early 80 's, Russell Hall underwent another renovation during President Bienvenu's tenure. Since serving as a library, Russell Hall has housed a variety of classrooms and activities including KNWD radio station, NSU Enter- tainers and the industrial technology program. Russell was also used as storage space. At the end of the spring 1988 term, the decision to make Russell Hall the Scholars' College home was made and work readying the build- ing began. University employees removed stored items from thebuild- ing and began "cleaning house." Working under a tight budget, according to Scholars' College Di- rector Grady Ballenger, the building was given an internal facelift with only necessary repairs being made. "We stretched the American dollar as far as a bucket of paint would go," said Kim Johnson, Schol- ars' College administrative assistant. Only university employees and materials were used to repair Russell Hall. This was done to keep spend- ing at a minimum. Work was also limited to the first and second floor, which Scholars' College occupies. Johnson said plans are being made to furnish the building with original pieces. "We are looking for the old, wooden furniture that was originally in Russell Hall,"said Johnson. Russell Hall now houses all of the Scholars' College facilities in- cluding faculty offices, classrooms, computer and reading room and student lounge. Scholars' College students use lite computer lab located in Russell Hall. 190 Russell Hall One facet of the Scholars' College is its providing a living and learning environment for its students. This includes professors meeting with students outside of the classroom, Scholars' College Director Grady Ballenger andLSC Student Life Enrichment Com- mittee member Andrea Thomas discuss the committee's plans to provide extra-curricular activities for the students. The newly renovated Russell Hall is now home of Scholars College. Russell Hall 191 Design USA highlights Northwestern's Department of Art The Northwestern State University's Department of Art was invited to participate in a major cultural exhibition entitled Design (/S/4, produced by the U.S. Informa- tion Agency, for a 19 month, nine city tour of the Soviet Union. Originally Design USA was to feature works of industrial de- sign, commercial design, and ad- vertising design. Works from MGN4 and the Coca-Cola Com- pany as well as from Hollywood presentations would be displayed. The State Department and the U.S. Information Agency decided to add to the exhibition works done by fif- teen university art departments through out the United States. "The Soviet people today are seeing in their society the first signs of a new openness to eco- nomic change and a greater democ- ratization of political institutions," said U.S. Information Agency proj- ect assistant Sarah Klaus. She added,"The exhibition This stained glass window was done by Brenda Luker, a graduate stu- dent. The window was on display in the art department. "Truncated not Pointless", a sculpture done by Professor Rivers C. Murphy, is made of welded steel. is being carefully planned to appeal to a wide social spectrum, appealing both to those who are are profes- sionally involved in design as well as to workers and students who are eager for more information about America. The atmosphere of this multi-media exhibition, enlivened by sound and moving images, three dimensional models, and one-on- one human interaction, will be en- gaging and participatory." The NSU Art Department's contribution to the traveling exhibi- tion included commercial - quality printed materials designed espe- cially for the tour of the Soviet Union by undergraduates and graduate students enrolled in the university's advertising design, taught by assistant professor of art Michael T. Yankowski. The portfolio that North- western displayed throughout the nineteen month run of the exhibit also included general information about NSU's academic programs in studio art and art education. Northwestern's award win- ning full color student recruitment poster and view book were dis- played. Brochures and course cata- logs have also been included in the display. Rivers C. Murphy, profes- sor and chairman of the Department of Art at Northwestern, said that students assembled nine portfolios of information on the university's curriculum in advertising design. Each portfolio will be placed, on completion of the exhibit, in the host city's library. "It is an easy way to get international publicity for our Art Department," said Professor Murphy. Design USA is the second major cultural exchange exhibition to be produced by the U.S . Informa- tion Agency for showings in the Soviet Union under the terms of the agreement signed at the 1985 Ge- neva Summit. 192 Department of Art Rivers Murphy, professor and chairman of the Department of Art, works on the Northwestern portfolio for Design USA. This oil painting by graduate student Marsha Urban is one of many paintings she has on display in her stu- dio located in the Fine Arts Building. Department of Art 193 = Students honored at the 27th Annual Academic Honors B an q uet More than 1 80 students who earned at least a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average received spe- cial recognition March 9, 1988 at Northwestern State University 's 27th annual Academic Honors Banquet. The keynote speaker for the honors program was Northwestern graduate Dr. Sandra McCalla, prin- cipal of Captain Shreve High School in Shreveport. She was nationally recognized as an outstanding princi- pal in 1985. She is now head of the Department of Education at North- western. NSU's Academic Honors Banquet, which presented awards in 43 different categories, is sponsored by Phi Kappa Phi academic honor society, Alpha Lambda Delta, S igma ThetaTau, Sigma Xi, Beta Beta Beta, and Phi Eta Sigma. The Outstanding Student Award for the Louisiana Scholars' College, was the newest award pre- sented at the banquet. The award recognized the top students in the inaugural class of the Louisiana Scholars' College. The award was presented to N. Elizabeth Bonnette of Winnfield, John Castille of Lawtell, Ken Gardner of Opelousas, Michelle Gremillion of New Orleans, Travis Jordan of Bossier City, Chris- topher Lund of Harvey, Cynthia Larey of Heflin, John Parker of Lake Arthur, Richard Schaffer of Hous- ton, Timothy Scott Simmons of Pineville, Laura Thorn of Natchito- ches, Mark Troxler of Thibodaux, Jennifer Walsh of BatonRouge, Julie Wingard of New Orleans, and David Neal Wyatt of Haynesville. Other major awards given at the banquet were Phi Kappa Phi's Eugene P. Watson Memorial Award, a $ 1 ,000 award, to Laura Mae Pow- ell-Strahan from Marthaville, a first semester senior with a 3.704 overall grade-point average. The Eugene P. Watson Memorial Library Science Award was given to Louise Richey , a senior elementary teaching major from Otis. She also received the Elementary Education Outstanding Senior Award and the Beta Kappa chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma's Senior Academic Award. Virginia A. Stuchlik, a jun- ior early education major from 194 Honors Banquet Mrs. Alost, Dr. A lost, Dr. Mc- Calla, and Dean Edward Graham enjoy their meal at the Honors Banquet. Tom Whitehead presents Dr. Sandra McCalla with Cane River Coun- try, a book about the history of Natchito- ches published by the NSU press. ?= Seville was awarded the Catherine •Vinters Memorial Scholarship spon- 4 ;ored by the Epsilon chapter of Delta Cappa Gamma and the Beta Kappa hapter of Delta Kappa Gamma's unior Scholarship Award in Educa- ion. In the field of nursing, Pat- ick LeBlanc, a senior from Lake Charles, received the Baccalaureate Degree Senior Nursing Award. The Associate Degree Nursing Award went to Janice Rainey of Shreveport. Carole Lynn Smith, a senior pre-professional psychology major from Baton Rouge, received the Psi Chi Award, which was sponsored by NSU's chapter of the national honor society for psychology. Thomas David Elkins of Natchitoches, a senior social sci- ences major, was awarded the Social Sciences Education Award. JoEdna O'Quinn, a senior industrial technology major from Colfax, was honored with the Wil- lamette Industries Award. The IEEE Award went to Hok Chung Luk, a senior electronics engineering technology major from Latisha Fair received the Phi Alpha Theta Undergraduate Award, DaynaLee receivedthe Phi Alpha Theta Graduate History Award, Randall Pleasant was presented the Social Sci- ences Senior Award, and Juan Ramon Rivera was presented the Sociology and Social Work Award. Steve Horton presents Kim Antee with a Phi Kappa Phi certificate. Hong Kong. Donna McPhearson, a sen- ior vocational home economics edu- cation major from Marthaville, re- ceived the Ruby S. Dunckleman Award. Laura Chandler from Winnfield, an early childhood edu- cation graduate, received the Esther Cooley Award. The Home Eco- nomics Senior went to Patricia SanMiguel Bogus, a graduate stu- dent from Coushatta. The Minnie Lee Odom Freshman Scholarship Award went to freshman Angela Chesson from Lake Charles. Kimberly Antee, a business administration senior from Engle- wood, California, received the Wall Street Journal Award. The National Collegiate Association for Secretar- ies Baccalaureate Degree Award went to Jill Rachal from Natchito- ches. Paula Delatin, a senior from Belmont, was honored with the Na- tional Business Education Award. The Louisiana Society of Certified Public Accountants Award went to Sharon Knarr, a senior accounting major from Anacoco. Honors Banquet 195 I s nternational O tudent .L/ xchange X rogram E P, Imagine studying at a uni- versity overseas for the same price as Northwestern. Or imagine earning credit while painting the landscape of Wales. Sound impos- sible? Not through the International Student Exchange Program and the Northwestern Study Abroad. Northwestern offers two study abroad programs; ISEP, Inter- national Student Exchange Pro- gram, and the Study Abroad Pro- gram. These two programs allow students the chance to study in the Orient, Europe, Africa, South America, or Canada. ISEP focuses on individu- als being exchanged to universities in foreign countries. Students being exchanged are allowed to study at one of the host universities. ISEP not only offers students the chance to study in English but also to im- prove their foreign language skills at one of many universities around the world. One of the best assets of the ISEP program is that the ISEP stu- dent pays the cost of tuition, fees, and room and board at Northwest- ern. Once paid this creates a 'place' for a non-U. S. student. In turn, each participating foreign student makes the same arrangements at his home institution to create a 'place' for the U.S. student. Each ISEP participant reg- isters as a regular student at a host institution, takes the same courses, have the same assignments and participates in the same activities as local students at the host institute. Todd Keenan, a native of Natchitoches who spent a year in Scotland, said,"You experience all the nuances and ways of an entire culture, there really is no way to summarize such an experience." He studied in a Scottish university for two semesters, then spent a summer 196 ISEP One of the many cathedrals that are located throughout the British Isles. Todd Keenan took this photo- graph while in Scotland. Todd Keenan captured the beauty of the Scottish Highlands in this picture. Study Abroad John Rees captured Val- leta, the Capital of Malta, in this i photograph. j M Brian Atkinson, an ISEP student, captured this child being pulled in on a sled in Can- ada. traveling Europe by train. He claimed that it was an experience he would not soon trade. John Rees, also a native of Natchitoches, spent four months studying in Malta, a small island in the Mediterranean. Upon comple- tion of his studies, he spent three months touring Europe. Although Study Abroad sounds like ISEP, it has very little in common with ISEP. Study Abroad sends an entire class, under an in- structor, to another country for a very limited time. Once there the students and instructor travels to a number of learning institutions. The primary reason Study Abroad was started is to expand past North western's role as a regular university. Since its start in February of 1987, Study Abroad has sent two classes to England and Wales. An art class and an elementaty mathe- matics education class spent time at Oxford and the University of Wales ;.it Aberystwyth. "I think the most successful aspect of the trip was really the mo- tivation it gave my Art students. It was just incredible the amount of paintings they did in our travels," said Dr. Grady Harper, director of the Study Abroad program and &i Art professor. The returning students put together an art show featuring all one hundred pieces the studenis painted while on their fourteen day trip through England v.nd Wales. Dr. Harper and the Study Abroad program have planned se- mester and year long programs for small groups of students and facility. Dr. Harper summed the ISEP and Study Abroad programs as being a "tremendous teaching tech- nique." Study Abroad 197 Let the Good Times Roll at the Folk Festival "Ah-eee!" Mardi Gras revelers paraded through the streets, the strains of Cajun music was evident everywhere and the delicious smells of crawfish, boudin, cracklins and the smell of sweet dough pies filled the air. That was the scene at the Natchitoches / Northwestern University Folk Festival. The cultural extravaganza saluted Eu- nice and other areas of Acadiana with music, dancing, arts and crafts and food in the university's Prather Coliseum, July 15, 16, and 17. The weekend began with a Mardi Gras parade through the historic district of Natchitoches. Colorfully-dressed Mardi Gras riders on horse back, in wagons and trucks rolled through the streets. A Mardi Gras dance on the grounds of the coliseum gave visi- tors a look at Cajun dancing and celebration as the riders dis- The Mamou Playboys enter- tain at the make-shift Fred's Lounge. mounted to have a fais-do-do. A road version of the Lib- erty Theatre's Cajun Music Show featured Fred Charlie, J.C. Labbie, and Paul Daigle and the Cajun Gold. The massive dance floor drew capacity crowds for each tune during the two hour show. "The Cajun Music Radio Show at the Liberty Theatre in Eunice presents the best image of Cajun music culture," said festival director Don Hatley, professor of English and director of the Louisi- ana Folklife Center at NSU. The festival kicked off Sat- urday with craftsmen displaying their goods and demonstrating their works. A selection of crafts could be seen, from Mardi Gras screen masks, quilting, crocheting, basket making, accordion making, pottery, woodwork, needle work, and saddle making. An assortment of music emanated from the main stage. Country and western, rhythm and blues, bluegrass, Afro-Caribbean drummers and much more were presented. In the east side of Prather Coliseum , a replica of the world famous Fred's Lounge in Mamou featured continuous music by The Mamou Playboys, Cankton Cajuns, The Roy Fontenot Band, Jean Savoy's Bayou Ramblers, and None Jules and the Lancher Ley. Cooks from around Acadi- ana prepared crawfish etouffee, boudin, jambalaya, cracklins, and pecan pralines. The festival fea- tured fifteen different foodbooths . The festival held a tribute to radio station KWKH AM-FM and the "Louisiana Hayride" Country music stage and radio show in Shreveport. The show featured the Hayride String Band, former Hayride stars Bubba Talbert, and Micki Fuhrman, champion fiddler Tex Grimsley and the rock-a-billy blues singer Al Ferrier. Country music star Dolly Parton presented the KWKH Country Music Pioneer Award to Ausi B. Griggs Sr., who was a member of the Taylor Griggs Band, one of the first band to pre- form at the Hayride. The festival was signed off by Zydeco accordionist, John De- lafose who played a two hour fais- do-do. On the dance floor was a bus load of Zydeco dancers from the Zydeco Festival in Plaisance, Louisiana. Good food, good music, and plenty of dancing; that's how the Natchitoches / Northwestern State University Folk Festival "let the good times roll!" 198 Folk Festival Tee-Mamou Mardi Gras rid- ers find time to talk during the "Bon Temps Rouler" Cajun Music Radio Show. Marc Savoy, center, a Cajun musician exhibits his handmade accor- dions. Paul Daigle and the Cajun Gold preform during the "Bon Temps Rouler " Cajun Music Radio Show. Folk Festival 199 There's more than just books in Watson Library Cammie G. Henry Research Center The Cammie G. Henry Re- search Center, also known as the Louisiana Room, has become the largest archives in the Natchitoches area. The Research Center, located on the third floor of Watson Library, has many large collections of books and rare books, photographs, maps, newspapers, scrapbooks, documents, and letters which have been donated to the Center over the years. The Center was started with a collection by Cammie G. Henry, former owner of the Melrose Planta- tion. Her collection contained over 140 scrapbooks, over 1200 folders of legal documents, land documents, and letters, over 100 bound volumes and numerous rare books. The Center started with Mrs. Henry's collection in Russell Li- brary. The collection was very small The most unusual piece in the archives is a scrapbook of hair clippings from the Henry Machen collection. in the library, but with the move to Watson Library in the mid 1970's, the ar- — — ^^— ^— ^— chives be- gan to grow. John Mil- ton Price, the former Univer- s i t y Archivist, began to catalog and index all the col- lections ^^^^^~^ — ^~~" donated to the Center. Mary Linn Bandaries, the present University Archivist, said,"Theestablishmentof the whole archives should be credited to John Price." \i From a 1648 legal docu- ment to a 1947 highway plan for Shre- veport, the Center con- tains various artifacts. Also the Cammie G.Henry Re- search Center collects materials from DeSoto, Natchitoches, Sabine, Rapi- des, Caddo, Bossier, Red River, and Winn Parishes. However, the Cen- ter is open to donations from around the state. The Archives does have a collection of New Orleans' Phone Directories from 1870 to 1974. Another large collection at the Research Center is the Henry L. Ma- chen collection. The collection con- tains letters dadng back to the 1700's. One of the most unusual artifacts in the collection was a scrapbook of the Machen's children's hair clippings. The Center has a large collec- tion of photographs from the sur- rounding five parish area. "A lady came into the center and asked if there was an old theatre in Alexan- dria. I started looking through our photograph collection and found a picture of the theatre she was look- ing for," said Bandaries. Also located in the archives is a large map collection. Over 2080 maps are on file ranging from city to state to national. The maps date back as far as the Colonial period. The Cammie G. Henry Re- search Center also maintains a large inventory of Louisiana documents ranging from annual reports from the Secretary of State's office to the 1947 highway plans for the City of Shreveport. The center also has a collection of bound volumes of theses and dissertations that students at Northwestern have written. The oldest document in the archives is a 1648 legal document from England. CO V .'J. o / 200 Research Center J. Helen Hornwell Tanner, a visiting re- searcher from The Newberry Library in Chicago looks through the Commie G. Henry scrapbook collection. This statue of an Indian woman was a con- troversial issue for some time because of her lack of clothing. Rows and rows of boxes filled with docu- ments line the shelves in the processing room of the Cammie G. Henry Research Center. Research Center 201 Several students use the Com puter Lab located inside St. Denis. Post Office employee, Lanetia Spivey , uses one of the computers to enter post office box numbers for Post Office records. 202 Computer Center New changes accompany move Computer Center In January of 1988, Larry tforrison took over the NSU Com- puter Center, which had major computer problems. Soon after aking over he began to coordinate vhat he calls "Phase One". Phase one consisted of sev- :ral parts. The first and most impor- ant was the move from the fourth loor of Kyser Hall to the centers tew location in St. Denis. The move ivas important for several reasons. located on the fourth floor of Kyser [tall, it was inconvenient for people |vho had to climb four flights of tairs to reach the center. It was also nconvenient for the center to re- ceive any shipments. The center lso needed to expand its computer processing power, however, the Ixisting center in Kyser Hall had little room for expansion. The move I Sl Denis brought with it ample space for expansion. St. Denis was at first opened as a dining hall and later was turned into a Department of Health and Human Resources office in 1978. In 1984 St. Denis was left empty until the summer of 1988, when it was completely renovated by NSU staff. The other parts of Morrison's "Phase One" was to hire additional people to help keep the center running smoothly. Accord- ing to Morrison, NSU has hired three new people to work for the Computer Center. Morrison also said that the center would increase its hardware and software, and the Computer Center would also up- date the university's administrative program, Information Associates. "We'll be running the recent releases of all our hardware and software," Morrison said. There are two separate com- puter systems that will be combined in to one "network". The Computer Center does have the materials to start work on a third computer sys- tem. This "network" will double the computers' power and it will make the process of retrieving infor- mation a lot faster and a lot easier. The Computer Center is also "hooked up" to the Shreveport, Leesville, Alexandria, and Fort Polk campuses. All campuses can easily obtain information from the Center. Small libraries of soft- ware are kept at each campus. "The Center is maintain- ing about 125 computers around campus," said Morrison. Morrison said that the Com - puter Center will begin organizing several student computer labs through out the campus in addition to the student lab in the Computer Center. "It is our intention to place labs where they belong," Morrison said. Morrison said that the move did not help out registration. The lines were longer, more people reg- istered, less people preregistered and the hot weather caused stu- dents waiting in long lines to be- come impatinent. All these factors did not help smooth the registration process. Morrison said, "We are going to improve registration." The Computer Center's new home is St. Denis. St. Denis is located across from the Post Office. Computer Center 203 jm Potpourri Interview Series LhChLh Dr. ALOST A candid conversation with Northwestern president. Dr. Robert Alost. Dr. Robert Alost first came to Northwestern as a student and later returned as a member of the faculty. Dr. Alost left Northwestern when he became involved with The Louisi- ana School for Arts and Sciences. He returned in 1986 as president of Northwestern. POTPOURRI: You worked at the Louisiana School for several years, what made you decide to work there? ALOST: I was invited to attend a Southern Regional Education Board Meeting at Hilton Head, South Caro- lina in 1980. We heard about a school being planned in North Caro- lina. And several members of the legislature, Jimmy Long was proba- bly the key person, said if I'd write the proposal(for the Louisiana School's creation) they would get the legislation passed. So I got busy writing the proposal and the more I got involved the more excited I became. When they took applicants, I put my name in the pile. I might also add that I worked there for four years and I really enjoyed it. POTPOURRI: How long have you been at Northwestern? ALOST: Well, I first came here as a teacher back in 1963 and then from 1982 to '86 I was at the Louisiana School. I have been president since then. POTPOURRI: When Northwest- ern offered you the job of president, why did you accept it? ALOST: I guess I was egotistical. I knew I could turn it(Northwestern) around. I felt like I owed this place a lot. Northwestern has really meant a tremendous amount to me and my family. My wife is a graduate of Northwestern, and my two older sons attended and graduated from North- western. My third son is still in high school and I'm sure he'll come to Northwestern. Northwestern was in pretty bad shape. Most of it, I think, was that they didn't work as hard as they should have and maybe didn't care as much as some of us do. The Alumni are starting to come back to Northwestern and we're really ex- cited about that. We had a reunion of people who had graduated over sixty years ago. There were about sixty to seventy people there, some of whom had graduated seventy years ago. POTPOURRI: What was one of the first things you did as president of Northwestern? ALOST: Well, we had so many financial problems that we had to reduce the number of employees. Then we looked at some reorganiza- tion, really tried to get the recruiting aspect going. We asked Georgia Beasley to get involved in the re- cruiting part and we put some money into the recruiting of students and it's paid off. POTPOURRI: What are your thoughts about increasing enroll- ment? ALOST: The freshmen class has really taken over the place. The quality of the students is so good. I think mat will multiply many times over because word of mouth is really the best advertisement. If they(students) are satisfied, if they like, if they feel they're part of something that is developing then they'll encourage others to come. I was very pleased with the enrollment. I was more impressed with the quality than the number. Most people want to be associated with a winner. POTPOURRI: Why didNorthwest- ern form Scholars' College? ALOST: When we first started with the Louisiana School, we had a concept of a college aspect of it. So we just picked up on what we had been planing all along and pursued it with the legislature and the Board of Regents. There were seven propos- als written and our proposal was selected as the school where the Scholars' College should be. Gover- nor Roemer feels there should be a consortium of two or three schools in the state. They're looking at the University of New Orleans, LSU- BRandus. It's an exciting concept. It has not been funded like it should be. Right now all of our education is crippled because of budget cuts. POTPOURRI: Has any of Gover- nor Roemer's budget cuts affected Northwestern? ALOST: Yes, we've lost about two million dollars in the last few years. We have had five cuts in the last five years, but at the same time we've "I was very pleasedwith the enrollment. 1 wasmore impressed with the quality than the number. Most people want to be associated with a winner." 204 Dr. Alost "I had a student call me after the State Fair game and she said, 7 know Northwestern has no school Monday, but what about Scholars' College?' I said, 'Sweetheart, you are Northwestern.'" "I felt like I owed this place a lot. Northwestern has really meant a tremendous amount to me and my family." increased enrollement by fifteen hundred . It's already affected us and probably will, if additional cuts are down the road. The national average on amount spent per student per year is about four thousand dol- lars. Louisiana's average is about twenty-two hundred. We're about twenty-three hundred dollars. So we are just a little more than half of what the rest of the southeastern United States is doing. We talked to people at the American Association of State Col- leges and Universities meeting in Flagstaff, Arizona and every school is very comparable to Northwest- em. We have a budget of about twenty-eight million, fourteen of it we get from the state. A few years ago we got sixteen million from the state. Those schools who are just about the same size as Northwestern have a forty-five million dollar budget. So what can you do? That's a problem. POTPOURRI: Any tuition in- creases in the future? ALOST: No, if you talk about state support, Louisiana is down at the bottom. If you look at tuition, Lou- isiana is up at the top. We're at the top. We can't afford to raise tuition. We get about half of our funding from the state. It used to be almost 70%. So we're out of balance. Our budget in '86 was about twenty- eight million. Our self-initiated funds went up because of the federal dol- lars we were eligible to receive for Pell Grants due to the increase in en- rollment. Our total budget went down which means our state dollars went down. No, we don't want an increase in tuition. We really want the state to increase its share of fund- ing. POTPOURRI: Your thoughts on Northwestern students feeling left out because of Scholars College. ALOST: Well, I don't understand it We try to treat everyone the same. I had a student call me after the State Fair game and she said.T know Northwestern has no school Mon- day, but what about Scholars Col- lege?' I said, 'Sweetheart, you are Northwestern.' POTPOURRI: What would you say has been your greatest accomplish- ment? ALOST: Our greatest accomplish- ment has been bringing credibility back to Northwestern. That was not easy to do. Maybe I shouldn't say this but I will, the Scholars College probably did die most to bring credi- bility to North western. Without it ft* we could have done it, but it would have taken longer. You hear people all over the state saying, 'I can't be- lieve Northwestern has that many freshmen with an ACT average of eighteen and above.' We had an average of fourteen. When you had an ACT average of fourteen, you've got to do something. Students want to be around other intelligent stu- dents. Students that will be here four years from now, students that have something to hold on to, students that feel like they have contributed to something, students that get in- volved, that's the kind of people students want to be around. I'm convinced we need to do more for students. I want to start a club program where we provide sponsors for clubs. You name it. We got bird watching, hunting, fishing, canoeing. We need to expand that. That's real collegiate activities. We need to get those things started. And as soon as we get a little money we're going to do that. We're going to put the money were the students are. "We've lost about two million dollars in the last few years. We have had five cuts in the last five years. We have a budget of about twenty -eight million, fourteen of it we get from the state. A few years ago we got sixteen million from the state.." Dr. Alost 205 nnn m nCht f Potpourri Interview Series Dr. Graham A candid conversation with Northwestern's Vice-President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Edward Graham. Vice-President of Aca- demic Affairs Dr. Edward Graham is a graduate of Uni- versity of California-Berkeley andLSU. He has been atNSU for fourteen years. Dr. Gra- ham was Dean of the College of Arts and Science before be- coming Vice-President under Dr. Alost. POTPOURRI: With all the changes that have occurred under Dr. Alost's administration, would you say it's been a team effort? GRAHAM: Under Dr. Alost, we've approached everything as a team. Basically we've worked to- gether. Take Scholars' College. Dr. Alost wrote the proposal and a team, including himself, set down the guide lines. And I think people felt good about what they had done. POTPOURRI: Would you say that Scholars' College was a worth- while effort? GRAHAM: Well, yes. When you see the discussion between the students and their instructor, you know it was a worthwhile effort. We, in four years, are not going to be able to teach you everything you need to know. It isn't that a college education is all facts and figures. More important is learning how to study and how to continue learning. That' s more important than just facts. Now those are the goals that we tried to set in Scholars' College. It's something we try to do in a regular university, as well. But because of the smallness and the flexibility of Scholars' College, and because they (students of Scholars' College) can respond to it, gives them the advantage. POTPOURRI: Has Scholars' College brought more credibility to NSU? GRAHAM: Yes, it was one facet of a broad response we made to the problems of the university. Percep- tion is more important than reality, and perception was hurting us. Certainly Scholars' College helped to change that perception. POTPOURRI: What are your thoughts about the increasing en- rollment? GRAHAM: Well, it's great. It has created problems we've never had before. But they're the good kind of problems. Obviously, park- ing is a problem. Meeting all the classes has become a problem. We have to be careful that we don't allow our success to be overcome those problems. I think the enroll- ment is great. POTPOURRI: What exactly does Vice-President of Academic Affairs do? GRAHAM: Well, basically, the Office of Academic Affairs deals with student regulations inside the classroom. My office is in charge of the Computer Center. We also watch over the different departments. We now have the admissions depart- ment under me and we are really looking forward to that. If you want to look at it this way, everything that is not under Dr. Haley is under me. POTPOURRI: What has been your greatest accomplishment in this office? GRAHAM: Well, that's hard to say. I think our greatest accomplish- ment at the university has to be the fact that we turned Northwestern around. I think Scholars' College helped us do that. We've brought prestige and creditability back to NSU. "We've brought prestige and creditability back to NSU." 206 Dr. Graham "It isn't that a college education is all facts and figures. More important is learning how to study and how to continue learning." "Perception is more important than reality, and perceptionwas hurting us. Certainly Scholars' College helped to change that perception." i Dr. Haley A candid conversation with Northwestern' s Vice-President of University Af- fairs, Dr. James Haley. Dr. James Haley, who was Superintendent of Beau- regard Parish schools before being appointed Vice-Presi- dent of University Affairs in 1986, served as adjunct pro- fessor for Northwestern ' s Fort Polk campus. He also was a teacher and coach for seven- teen years in DeRidder, Winnfield, and Baton Rouge. POTPOURRI: Where did you attend college? HALEY: I came here, North- western. POTPOURRI: And what was your major? HALEY: I majored in Health and Physical Education. POTPOURRI: Which degrees did you receive at Northwestern? HALEY: I earned my bachelors, masters, and my doctorate here. POTPOURRI: With all the changes that have occurred at North- western since the new administra- tion came into being, would you say it's been a team effort? HALEY: Yes, it's just been a team effort. We've all worked to- gether these last few years, and we've worked pretty hard. POTPOURRI: Your thoughts on Northwestern students feeling left out because of Scholars' College. HALEY: I haven't heard much about it. I haven't had any students talk to me about it. It's a facet of the university that the president is really interested in and interested in mak- ing it grow. The only thing I know is what I've read in the Current Sauce. But no student has been talking to me directly about it. POTPOURRI: What does the University Affairs Office do? HALEY: It's hard to say exactly what I do. I'm in charge of every- thing that's not academics, which includes the budget, housing, and food service. All that is under me. Grounds, maintenance, and person- nel, that's under me, too. Really, everything that is not academics, which Dr. Graham is in charge of, is under me. POTPOURRI: What would you say your greatest challenge has been? HALEY: Probably the greatest challenge is just trying to balance the budget every year. POTPOURRI: How do you feel about state cuts in funding for education? HALEY: It's been tough. It's tough to run a university when you make out a budget and half way through the year it gets cut. I've been here three years and we've had five cuts. It's hard to plan. It's hard to build on something when you don't really know how much money you are going to have at the end of the year. POTPOURRI: What has been one of your greatest accomplish- ments since you've held this office? HALEY: That would be hard to say. I suppose the increase in stu- dent enrollment is the greatest thing that has happened to the university. At that time admissions was under me. In the last six months it has been transferred to Dr. Graham and his department. I think the increase has done a lot to improve the image of the university. Physical appearance and the academics have improved because of the increasing enrollment. "Really, everything that is not academics, which Dr. Graham is in charge of, is under me." "I think the increase has done a lot to im- prove the image of the university." "We've all worked together..." Dr. Haley 207 I 208 Education L Preserving Louisiana education at... The Center for the History of Louisiana Education Recognizing the fact that ev- ery facet of life through every era of this state's history has been influ- enced by the education system of Louisiana, the state legislature passed an act to establish a center to pre- serve Louisiana's educational heri- tage. This center opened in 1979 and was placed at Northwestern State University because of its rich and ef- fective role in education. The Center for the History of LouisianaEducation was staffed with Maxine Southerland, serving as the director of thecenter. The staff started out in the Teacher Education Center with just a hand full of artifacts. After three short weeks the staff at the Center knew they need more space to house their rapidly growing collection of education relics. With Dean Robert Alost's approval, the center moved to the oldest building on the Northwestern campus, Caldwell Hall. The Museum grew rapidly because of the generous donations of educators, schools, and organizations across the state. Soon nine rooms in Caldwell Hall were filled with price- U We have education to thank for where we are today. -Maxine Southerland 9? less photographs, books, maps, tapes, charts, machines and other related artifacts that told the story of the birth and growth of education in Louisiana. "Nine rooms of artifacts, can you imagine how much history was in those nine rooms," said Director of the Center Maxine Southerland. Shortly after the move to Caldwell Hall, the Center for the History of Louisiana Education acquired a one room school house, the Nichols School, built in 1906. The building was moved to the Northwestern campus, restored, and filled with relics that were typical of that period. Several former teachers of the school were interviewed and much of its history was recorded. After a 1982 fire destroyed Caldwell Hall, the Center returned to the Teacher Education Center. Today, the Center displays thirty- seven differentkinds of school desks, a collection of McGuffey readers, spellers and readers of all kinds, hundreds of photographs, a collec- tion of school bells, and a display of science equipment all of which were used in early schools throughout the state. The Science display includes many priceless items used to leach sci- ence. Just one of the thirty-seven dif- ferent kinds of school desks that the Center has in its possession. A 1910 photograph of Caldwell Hall and the entire enrollment of the Louisiana Slate Normal School. This photograph is one of many like it on display in the Center. Education 209 I Dr. Austin Temple, head of the Department of Mathematics, is in charge of the Math Proficiency Exams. Kim Sepulvado, Yvonne Bernucho, and Dawn Morris take the Junior Math Pro- ficiency Exam. 210 Junior Proficiency Exams Excellence in mathematics is tested by Math Proficiency Exam The Junior Math Proficiency Exam is given by every university under the state board, the LSU sys- tem and the Southern system. Stu- dents are required to take the test be- fore graduation. "It's statewide. It's not pecu- liar to any one institution or any one of the boards. It's a mandated policy that is required by the Louisiana Board of Regents," said Dr. Austin Temple, head of the Department of Mathematics and director of the math proficiency exam. The test is pass-fail only, and can be taken as many times as the student wishes. If the student fails the test, his score is not recorded. If the student passes the test, a letter is sent to the registrar's office where the test score is recorded on the student's transcripts. The Math Proficiency Exam contains strictly alge- bra. Ac- cording to Dr. Temple, about 90% of the mate- rial on the test is cov- ered in Math 105. Accord- ing to the Board poli- cies, the test should be taken during a student's junior year in college. However, Dr. Temple encourages students to take the exam early so that they do not forget their math About 90% of the mate- rial on the test is covered in Math 105. skills. "What I have been telling stu- dents is to take the test as soon as they get out of Math 105. They're going to know more mathematics at that time than if they wait for two more years. Especially for people in an area where they 're not exposed to a lot of math," said Temple. Dr. Temple said there is no prerequisite to take the test, but he does ask students to complete Math 105 before taking the test. The exam not only helps stu- dents but the university as well. These tests help to improve a stu- dents writing and math skills and it helps the university to evaluate its math instructors. The exam helps to let the state know the university is accountable for what is being taught. "I think these exams establish a certain amount of uniformity. I think a kid who has a college degree should have a certain amount of proficiency in mathematics," said Temple. At Northwestern scores have shown that around 80 to 85% have passed the Math Proficiency Exam. According to Dr. Temple, there are much harder exams given through out the state. "You'll find that there are some tests that are much more difficult in the state and some tests that are much easier. I would say Northwestern ' s exam is about in the middle." "I've been very pleased with the results of the Math Proficiency Exam," said Dr. Temple. Robert Pickett prepares to take the exam. Junior Proficiency Exam 211 I Miriam Therese Brown Psychology May 1989 Student Activities Board, Phi Theta Kappa, Argus, SAS, Psychology Club, Psi Chi, Council of Ye Revels, Amnesty International Elaine Burleigh Nursing May 1989 SGA Freshman Senator, SGA Senator at Large,Purple Jackets, Sigma Kappa Social Chairman, Baptist Student Union, Dean's List, Student Nurses Association president and secretary ■■ wmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Silvia Claud Elementary Education May 1989 Sigma Kappa historian, Purple Jackets, Residential Assistant, Catholic Youth Organization president and secretary, Dorm Bible Study Randall Allen Crow Business Administration May 1989 Kappa Alpha president , Blue Key National Honor Society, NSU Yell leader, Society for the Advancement of Management, IFC representative 212 Who's Who Lynn Every Nursing May 1989 Phi Mu, Warrington Campus Council, Student Nurses Membership Association president, Student Nurses Association state officer, Purple Jackets Honor Society secretary-treasurer, Baptist Student Union, Sigma Theta Tau Latisha Anne Fair History May 1989 Phi Alpha Theta public relations officer and vice presi- dent, Holy Cross Catholic Student Center Prayer Group core leader, Phi Kappa Phi Carole Lynne Hampshire History May 1989 Phi Alpha Theta vice president and president, Sigma Tau Delta, Alpha Mu Gamma Jill Horton Elementary Education May 1989 Dean's lis) David LaVere History May 1989 Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Alpha Theta, Anthropology Club secretary-treasurer, SGA senator-at-large,CwrreArt Sauce editor 1980-81, KNWD 1979-81 news director and disc jockey Patrick A. LeBIanc Nursing December 1988 Phi Eta Sigma, Tau Kappa Epsilon social chairman, Phi Kappa Phi, Warrington Campus Council senator and president, Student Nurses Association fund raising chairman, Purple Jackets, Sigma Theta Tau Nurses Honor Society rTfRs*^ ■ ■ ^W^A^r- A I' f ym * ■ Y v> A i Who's Who 213 Aubra Lane Lee History May 1989 Tau Kappa Epsilon representative and alumni liaison, Alpha Mu Gamma, Phi Alpha Theta, Anthropology Club treasurer, IFC representative, Natchitoches Geneological and Historical Association Danya Bowker Lee History May 1989 Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Kappa Phi, Purple Jackets, Phi Alpha Theta, Alpha Mu Gamma, Anthropology Club vice president and president, Geology Club vice president ■' s 4. Mm r w 4 t I j 1 "WPSi, Hr \il ■ 1 Tessia Carla Lee Nursing December 1988 Student Nurses Association, Purple Jackets vice president, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sigma Theta Tau, Dean's List Leah C. Luck English/ French Education May 1989 Purple Jackets, Alpha Mu Gamma president, Le Cercle Francais secretary, vice president and president, University Choir, Dean's List 1 wM -gj ^./^M j ^ 1 k 1 mi 1 w ^ VM \ I 1 I lit ^^^ * < n ^ %\ 7 ^A\ Mary K. Mayo Nursing December 1988 Purple Jackets president, Sigma Theta Tau, National Student Nurses Association Gail E. Rabinowitz Nursing December 1988 Purple Jackets, Dean's List, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Theta Tau 214 Who's Who Not Pictured: Melissa K. Canales, Kelley D. Henderson, Shwu-Fen Lee, Kelley L. Robertson Business Administration May 1989 Sigma Kappa standards board.scholarship chairman, historian, and president, Purple Jackets public relations office, Alpha Lambda Delta, SGA public relations chair- man, SAB, Sigma Tau Gamma Rose Court, International Students Association public relations chairman Cynthia R. Ross Child Psychology May 1989 Sigma Sigma Sigma treasurer, Phi Kappa Phi, Purple Jackets president, Young Democrats, Psychology Club, Circle K, 1987 Homecoming Court, Rho Chi, Dean's List Kellie Shot well English Education May 1989 Purple Jackets, Sigma Sigma Sigma panhellenic represen- tative and intramural chairman, Dean's List, Four year letterman-Softball, Softball captain, Academic AJ1- American, Dorm Council Carole Lynn Smith Psychology, Elementary Education December 1988 Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Mu scholarship chairman, picture chairman, standards committee,and treasurer, Psychology Club publicity chairman, Psi Chi, Cane River Belles, Purple Jackets Laura Powell-Strahan Elementary Education May 1989 Alpha Lambda Delta treasurer, Phi Kappa Phi, LACUS, LAESP, Dean's List Rhonda Verzwyvelt Social Studies December 1988 NSU Cenla Alumni Association Mary Middlebrooks, Leonard Parker,Claire Cooper Rebouche, Camille Shelfo Who's Who 215 P O T P O U Edited by Janelle Ainsworth 216 Jndividuais R I 19 8 9 Individuals 217 Faculty I Staff Allen, Arthurs. Microbiology Allen, Carol G. Nursing Allen, Jerry L. Microbiology Airhart, Arlene Director of Nursing Education Ballenger, Grady Scholars' College Banalaries, Mary Library Barridge, B.D. Microbiology Beardon, I. Education Beasley, Georgia B. Director of Admissions/Recanting Bitowski, Billie Nursing Blancheck, NorAnn Nursing Bonner, Catherine Language Arts Boone, Judy Business Bostick, Lisa Lab School Bosworth, Alice Language Arts Boutte, Harold Director of Housing Boutte, John Psychology Boyd, Bernadette Nursing Boyd, Bertrand Math Brent, William Music Brown, Roya! A. Military Science Bryant, Bill Art Burns, Thomas A. Biology Burroughs, Sara Language Arts Cameron, Neil Language Arts Chadick, Stan Math Chand, Chitkara Accounting Christensen, Fern Education Christensen, Raymond L. Industrial Technology Cochran, Kathleen Home Economics Faculty/Staff Coker, Gordon E. Continuing Education Head Cole, Reatha D. Recruiting Counselor Covington, Thomas Math Creighton, Walter Business Crossno, Virginia Home Economics Damato, Jean Scholars' College Davis, Colleen M. Music Davis, William A. Music Decker, Celia Home Economics Dennis, Sandra Nursing Education Dennis, William H. Industrial Technology Dickens, Bill Health and PE Dobbins, David A. Geology Durlabhji, Subhash Business Durr, Daniel Military Science Elliot, R. Stephen Business Eppler, Thomas L. Industrial Technology Fite, Beth Nursing Fleming, A. Thomas Library Fletcher, Mona Nursing Gilbert, Raymond M. Education Gillan, Robert Business Gregory, Hiram F. History/Social Science Hall, Hurst Human Services Head Hargrove, Stephanie Military Science Harmon, Fred Military Science Harper, Grady Art Hayes, Beth Nursing Hernandez, Barbara M. PE Himaya, M. A. Nursing Individuals 219 Faculty/Staff Holman, Sheila V. Nursing Hunt, William Music Ingram, Lucille Language Arts Jackson, Terry Business James, Elise P. External Affairs Coordinator Jarred, Ada D. Library Johnson, Maxine Nursing Johnson, Pauline T. Nursing Jolley, Greg Military Science Junkin, George Business Keenan, Charlie History Kilcoyne, Margaret Business Landon, Leroy Library Landry, Abbie Library Lewis, Edwina Lab School Lin, C.James Microbiology Lindsay, Leon Journalism McBride, Cheryl Home Economics McCalla, Sandra Education McConathy, Bill Registrar's Office McCorkle, De Ann Language Arts McFerrin, Anita Counselor McSwain, Doris Nursing McVey, Jackie Nursing Marks, Norton Business Mayeaux, Sissie Library Misuraca, Sam A. Agriculture Molstad, Susan Health and PE Moore, J. Drew Lab School Murphy, Elwanda Lab School 220 Individuals Faculty/Staff Journalism Teacher Brings High Hopes For Future As Northwestern started a new academic year so did the journalism department. With the help of new journalism teacher Leon Lindsay, journalism majors have what ap- pears to be a very promising future. Bom and raised in Natchito- ches, Lindsay is quite familiar with the campus. His education began here with the first grade and conun- ued until he acquired a bachelor's degree in journalism from the Lou- isiana State Normal College. At that lime this campus was only a fraction of its present size and enrollment was considerably lower. Soon after, Lindsay received a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri where he later taught. Having also taught at Arlington State University in Texas and Kansas State University, Lind- say is definitely not a stranger to the classroom. Before beginning his career in the classroom, Leon Lindsay served as an editorial writer for an interna- tionally acclaimed newspaper, The ChristianScience Monitor. This job was located in Boston and lasted nearly twenty-five years. On the Monitor, he served as an assistant national editor, a city editor for eleven years, a regional correspondent in AUanta for three years, and two years as a regional correspondent in San Francisco. Prior to working for The Baton Rouge Morning Advocate and The St. Louis Globe Democrat, Lindsay served as Sports Editor for the Alex- andria Daily Town Talk. Now with his position on the NSU campus, Lindsay thoroughly enjoys teaching the classes of Ncwswriting 1 and 2, Editing, and , Journalism Ethics. Lindsay says, "I hope to be able to impart some basic news media skills to my students and help them understand the news media by sharing my experiences with them." x? v- > Murphy, Rivers Art Ntlles, William Language Arts Nye, Brian T. Military Science Norman, Paralee Language Arts Oberle, Ann Nursing Pace, Jack Agriculture Paraham, Greg Library Parker, Tanya Pearce, Lindaree Nursing Phifer, Curtis Scholars' College Mr. Leon Lindsay lakes the time out of his busy schedule to pose for a I picture for our yearbook. Individauls 221 Faculty/Staff Pine, Clint Math Pippin, Roland History Pitt, Dudley R. Math Ponder, Joyce Lab School Price, John History Reynolds, Robert Military Science Richards, Kathy Nursing Roach, Scott Business Rodriguez, Galindo Music Rose, Richard Music Samet, Jan Library Samet, Tom Scholars' College Scoggins, David Health and PE Scott, Craig Admissions Shaw, Bill H. Industrial Technology Smiley, Barry Business Smith, Jo Ann Language Smith, Susan Testing Center Smith, Tony Music Stalling, Dick Microbiology Sturman, Janet Scholars' College Temple, Austin Math Therien, Nate Scholars' College Thompson, Patricia Nursing Thomas, Wesley Military Science Toussaint, Roosevelt Math Viers, Charlie Math Whitehead, Tommy Language Arts Williams, Anita Psychology Williams, Jerry Health and PE 222 Individuals Faculty/Staff x 7 Dean of Education Comes Home In a way, Dr. Sandra McCalla iscominghome. She graduated from Northwestern in 1960 and has now returned to her alma mater to serve as the new Head of the Department of Education. However, she has noticed that not much has changed since her first stay. Aside from the obvious physi- cal differences, such as the addition of new buildings and the renovation of old ones, Dr. McCalla still sees the university's "warmth and genu- ine interest in people and helping to achieve their goals and aspirations." "I sense a strong commitment at NSU — both the division of edu- cation and the administration are willing to take risks to make life better." In her new job, Dr. McCalla shares mat commitment, bringing with her many years of experience as both a mathematics teacher and an award-winning principal of an award-winning school. "I have an interest in teacher education. I want to train teachers to teach," she says with an enthusiastic smile. "We're going to need a change in education to get ourselves started, but it's all going to shake out." Some of her immediate plans for the edu- cation division include "fine-tuning" the curriculum and addressing stu- dent study skills. She also plans to keep the department certified. "You can't just clean house when you're ex- pecting company," she remarked, going on to point out that she will work to keep the division's ongoing certification the best it can be. Dr. McCalla returned to North- western when President Robert Alost offered her the position. "Alost is a great ambassador of the campus — I admire him for what he does here." Before she accepted the job, how- ever, she spent some time at NSU: "I went into the dorms and talked with the students," she recalls. ."They were proud to be here and really enjoyed Northwestern." Originally from Shreveport, Dr. McCalla made Natchitoches her residence after she accepted her new position. "I was advised, however, to wait until the movie was over before I started looking for a home." Dr. McCalla graduated from NSU in 1960 with a Bachelor's Degree in mathematics, going on to the University of Northern Colo- rado to receive her Master's Degree in Instruction and Curriculum. She then obtained her Doctor of Educa- tion degree in Education Admini- stration from Texas A & M in 1987. Serving as principal of Cap- tain Shreve High School in Shre- veport from 1979 to 1988 brought her many honors and awards, in- cluding the titles of Louisiana High School Principal of the Year for 1987 and Caddo Educator of the Year in 1984. Under Dr. McCalla 's leader- ship, Captain Shreve was designated as a Model School in 1983 by the United States Office of Education and in 1985, she was presented with the National Association of Secon- dary School Principals' Outstand- ing Principal Award. Willis, Olive A. Graduate School Wolfe, Lisa Scholars' College Woodard, Brenda Industrial Technology Yankowski, Michael Art Young, Amanda Library Individuals 223 Graduates I Seniors Adams, Marvin G. Natchitoches Sr Adams, Tracy Shreveport Sr Affeltranger, Cindy S. Tioga Sr Ahmad, Shujauddin Austin, TX St Akuno, Emily A. Kenya Sr Alexander, Earl Shreveport Sr Mired, Kristin Mansfield Sr Anderson, Detra L. Alexandria Sr Anderson, Kimberly A. Florien Sr Anding, James M. Natchitoches Sr Angely, Rhonda Stonewall Sr Ashcroft, Patricia B. Winnfield Grd Aymond, Vanessa G. EffieSt Balentine, Twyla D. Houghton Sr Bari, Richard S. San Francisco, CA Sr Basco, Linadaire Many Sr Baudoin, Elizabeth Shreveport Sr Beck, Margaret E. Campti Sr Benjamin, Mary Pollock Sr Blackston, Chandra J. Natchitoches Sr Blakeway, Sandra A. Anacoco Sr Bowen, Kim R. Natchitoches Sr Broadway, Judith A. Robeline Sr Brown, Brent A. Alexandria Sr Brown, Brian O. New Iberia Sr Brown, Christy Alexandria Sr Brown, Denise Mansfield Sr Brown, Jimi L. Monroe Grd Brown, Juanita F. Natchitoches Sr Brown, Miriam Kenner Sr. 224 Individuals . Graduates/ Seniors Brown, Rudgerick V. Shreveporl Sr Burleigh, Elaine Opelousas Sr Burns, Brenda K. Texarkana, AK Sr Burke, Paula Cottonport Grd Burr, Janice L. Mansfield Sr Canales, Melissa New Llano Sr Cannon, Angela G. Natchitoches Sr Cardwell, Christine Shreveporl Sr Chamberlain, Sheryl Mooringsport Sr Chandler, Miranda Bossier City Sr 50 Years of Changes The faces are the same but the appearance is not. On Saturday, October 1 , the Louisiana State Nor- mal School Class of 1938 held their golden reunion. Many of these men and women had not seen each other since May of 1938. Each person viewed Northwestern in his or her own way. Northwestern has changed in many ways since the spring of '38. Many of the original buildings have either burned down or been de- stroyed. Better and newer dormito- ries have been built. Iberville and the Student Union have replaced the one dining hall that NSU had in 1938. Even the name has changed. Northwestern was originally called Louisiana State Normal School. It was then changed to Northwestern State College and in 1970 North- western received its present name. Aswell Conly of Coushatta, a '38 graduate of with a degree in commerce said, "I recognize just a few buildings. That's the President's home and the old mess hall. The mess hall served only one meal a day at dinner and it was good." Georgia Hampton Goodwin, a lifelong resident of Natchitoches, was also present at the reunion. Mrs. Goodwin said, "When I went to school here, the dormitories did not The changes made between 1938 have names and they were all and 1988 are numerous to say the grouped together. The four dorms least. One can only imagine what on campus were labeled A.B.C.and changes will take place Dy the year D. I lived inc." 2038. lidisun Steward, left, and Wayne Wil- liams enjoy looking back on all Oie progress maile in the past 50 years. Individuals 225 Graduates! Seniors Claud, Silvia A. Germany Sr Clemens, Amanda Shreveport Sr Clifton, Jerry V. Pea Ridge, NC Sr Cofield, Rosezila Natchitoches Sr Collins, Deborah K. Bentley Sr Conley, Arementa LeCompte Sr Conly, Tammy Bossier City Sr Cook, Thelma S. Many Sr Cooper, Edgar K. Emerson, AR Sr Cox, Anne Atlanta Sr Cox, Kimberly A. Many Sr Crow, Randall A. Little Rock, AR Sr Cunningham, Juandalynn G. Greenville, MS Grd Dale, Sonja R. Pensacola FL Sr Dance, Myrl G. Alexandria Sr Darby, Terrle Shreveport Sr Davis, Mark A. Pineville Sr Demery, Theresa C. Natchitoches Grd Deshotels, Lesseley Opelousas Sr Dezendorf, Adrienne A. Natchitoches Sr DiDonato, Juan M. Venezuela Sr Digirolamo, Tonia Baton Rouge Sr Dupre, Dan J. Houma Sr Duty, Russell W. Alto TX Sr Doirou, Valerie M. Denham Springs Sr Evans, Andrew F. Shreveport Grd Fair, Latisha A. Natchitoches Sr Falrchild, Darrell W. St. Gabriel Sr Faust, Felicia R. Natchitoches Sr Ferguson, John D. Bunkie Sr 226 Individuals Graduates! Seniors Freeman, William H. Natchitoches Sr Franklin, Lajuana S. Alexandria Sr Frasher, Mary K. Leesville Sr Fryar, Kent Gorum Sr Gentry, Angela G. Many Sr Gernhauser, Kirsten R. New Orleans Sr Gosey, Marilyn Many Sr Guenthen, Lisa M. Bossier City Sr Guldry, Karen A. Larose Cut-Off Si Haines, Allen L. Bryan Grd Dorm Sweet Dorm It is that dreaded time of year again - time for students to move back into dorm rooms. The "fun" of moving begins at home with trying to fit all the cardboard boxes into the car and then wondering if they should have rented a U-Haul truck! Upon arriving at the dorm each begins to move all of their things into rooms between stops to talk with friends. After making three hundred trips from the car to the dorm, students settle down in their "home away from home" only to realize that they have to try to find a place to put all of the junk that they just finished carry- ing in. By this time, most are totally exhausted so they decide to put off unpacking until the next day, or maybe the next, or the next . . . By the end of the semester, everyone is finally finished putting everything away only to realize that it is time to move out again. Kent LaBorde, Sopnomore from Mansura says "It is hard to keep your life in a suitcase for a couple of days while you move in or out of a dorm room. Moving out is harder because junk accumulates during the semester. All in all though, it is wort 1 living in the dorm iiself. Every college student should live in the dorm for at least a semester jusi for the exper.encc." " Bye Mom!" Jennifer Walsh hugs her biR fl u ffy Teddy Bear as she sils in her new dorm room with all of her belong- ings ready to be unpacked ami put away. Individuals 227 Graduates! Seniors Hanson, Leah R. Winnfield Sr Harney, Claire E. Leesburg VA Grd Hataway, Keith W. Dry Prong Sr Hathorn, Chantelle L. Effie St Hebert, Francine E. Howna Sr Hedrick, Katira Ringgold Sr Henderson, Kelley D. Coney KS Sr Hicks, Kerren W. Natchitoches Sr Hill, Ronald E. West Palm Beach FL Sr Hoffman, Betty Metairie Sr It Takes a lot to Make Our Mark No matter how hard or how long we huff and puff and try to complete the pages for the yearbook on time, it is inevitable that we are not completing our duty until the Federal Ex- press employee is walking through Tommy Whitehead's door. We have used threat tactics such as the holding of grades or paychecks and even as- sumed aliases on the phone to get staff mem- bers up to our second floor Kyser home. It's not that we assign pages to be completed within several days but usually weeks ahead of time and still our trusted staff revels in putting in consecutive all-nighters the two days before we have to mail pages. And on these last-minute panic trips, we run around our office, campus, and often all over Natchitoches in search of missing copy and pictures. And yes, pictures often do pose the biggest problem for a Potpourri staff member; this involves tracking down a highly paid photographer, convince them that duty calls, have them take the picture and then spend an hour or so in our prehistoric dark- room developing and printing the picture to save the day. From our standpoint, there is absolutely no sense in putting all of the work off until the last night. This is what we term "unnecessary stress" for us all. For the staff member, this means conjuring up a feature or angle that's unique enough to have a place in the book, sensible enough to get it done in a short amount of time, and good enough to getbyouradviser's ever-watchful censoring eye and blue pencil. For us, as editors, this act of procrastination means only headaches, fits of frustration, de- liberation over whether or not we will actually make the deadline, and staying up past the staff to check and recheck several hundred pages. But we cannot leave you thinking that we do not benefit from our publication experi- ences. No-no, if it were not for these times of fruitful deliberation over pages, we would be lonely students with desk jobs somewhere ob- scure on our magnanimous campus. For as many hours we work in frustration, we have many more of enjoyment with the staff mem- bers who understand our fits of rage and appre- ciate us for this quality. Meanwhile we cannot thank enough those dedicated to both us and their job. These are the staff members who crawl out of bed at all hours of the night and day to finish the work of others. And so as we box up our pages, it is only ourselves and one staff member who will remain nameless ... ok, it's Van Reed ... who have waited out this storm of deadline and we are the survivors. The rest of our staff? They'll be having to face us on Monday. 228 Individuals Graduates! Seniors Hopkins, Kevin D. Belle Chasse Sr Horn, Loam i J. Colfax Sr Home, Penny J. Atlanta Sr Home, Tommy R. Atlanta Sr Horton, Jill R. Many Sr Horton, Reginald L. Mansfield Grd Huff, Craig A. Montgomery AL Grd Humphrey, Veronica O. Montgomery Sr Hunt, Royce J. Coushatta Sr Ingram,Gynger L. Shreveport Sr Jackson, Sandra Natchitoches Sr Jackson, Tammy C Pearl River SR Jacob, RoseMary Natchitoches Sr Jarvis, Liz Haughton Sr Jean, Melissa G. Leesville Sr Jeansonne, Tana M. Natchitoches Sr Jenkins, Judy G. Natchitoches Grd Jeter, Katherine L. Shreveport Sr Jolly, Jeanette Zwolle Sr Jones, Lori Shreveport Sr Kane, Stephen D. Long view TX Sr Kirk, Rhonda Shreveport Sr Kirk, Stephon Alexandria Sr Kirkpatrick, Natalie E. Shreveport Sr Knippers, W. Taryn Many Sr LaCaze, Miriam Natchitoches Sr LaCour, Angela M. Houston, TX Sr LaCour Jr., Anthony Natchitoches Sr Laksmi, Devi D. Indonesia Sr Lamartiniei e, Kenneth O. Bunkie Grd Individuals 229 Graduates! Seni , Larson, Robin Shreveport Sr LaVere, David L. Dallas, Tx Grd LeBlanc, Patrick Lake Charles Sr Lee, Shwu-Ken Honduras Sr Lee, Tessia Alexandria Sr Leone, Anita Zwolle Sr Lero, Marilyn Many Sr Lewis, Tracy Natchez Sr Loflin, Charla Ringgold Sr Logan, Thomas DeRidder Sr Luck, James Grayson Sr Luck, Leah LenaSo Marroush, Kamil Lebanon Sr Martin, Terrance P. Crowley Sr Mason, Michael S. Shreveport Sr Matriano-Lim, Imelda Tampa, FL Sr Mault, Tony W. Portsmouth, VA Sr Mayo, Mary K. Shreveport Sr McClung, Cynthia Natchitoches Sr McGee, Lori E. Pineville Sr McKinney, Amy L. Alexandria Sr Medlock, Cynthia A. Many Sr Metoyer, Victorine M. Derry Sr Miller, David V. Natchitoches Grd Naranjo, Nancy Pitkin Sr Nelms, Rhonda G. Hornbeck Sr Nora, Anedra A. Natchitoches Sr Norman, Pearlie Shreveport Sr O'Conner, Sheila M. Florien Sr Oenbrink, Paul A. Palm Beach Gardens, FL Sr 230 Individuals Graduates! Seniors Padilla, Lisa Denver CO Grd Palmer, Penny Mansfield Sr Pardue, Arnie Joncsville Sr Parker, Leonard Baton Rouge Sr Pine, Terry Shrcveport Sr Populis, Emily Y. Tyler, TX Sr Porter, M. Patricia Shreveport Sr Powell-Strahan, Laura Marthaville Sr Powell, Theresa L. Natchitoches Sr Preston, Carl E. Nashville, AR Sr Price, Paul A. Cloutierville Sr Quarks. James Castor Sr Rabinowitz, Gail Shreveport Sr Rachal, Jill E. Natchitoches Sr Randazzo, Yvonne M. Kenner Sr Rasco, Alma Shreveport Sr Rees, John E. Natchitoches Sr Reiland, Diane E. Shreveport Sr Rhymes, Julie A. Creston Sr Rigaud, Sonya M. Morgan City Sr Rush, Charlotte Natchitoches Sr Roberts, Carmen Lake Charles Sr Roberts, Margaret L. Springhill Sr Robertson, Kelley L. Natchitoches Sr Robinson, Annie M. Natchitoches Sr Robinson, Thomas R. Jonesboro Sr Rosario, Felix M. Puerto Rico Sr Rosenthal, T-tni S. Boyce Sr Ross, Cynthia R. Anacoco Sr Salard, Callie C. Chopin Sr Individuals 231 Graduates! Seniors Sanders, Doris L. Campli Sr Sandrs, Kelli S. Pleasant Hill Sr Sepulvado, Kathleen K. Mansfield Sr Shelfo, Camille Alexandria Sr Slaughter, Melanie L. Florien Sr Smith, Paula Shreveport Sr Snell, Mary L. Doyline Sr Sprowl, Lucky P. Natchitoches Sr St. Amant, Cindy Keithville Sr Stewart, Kelvin G. Natchitoches Sr Stuchlik, Virginia A. Deville Sr Sutherlin, Teresa R. Enid Grd Swinger, Angela Poplar Bluff, MD Sr Syed, Al ! A. Pakistan Sr Tabor, Sherry Shreveport Sr Thevenot, Lisa A. Cottonport Sr Thomas, Connie O. Forest Hill Sr Thrash, Tara Ringgold Sr Trangmar, Johnny R. Castor Sr Trichel, Charlotte C. Coushatta Sr Vanbastelaer, Sheila Indianapolis, IN Sr Verzwyvelt, Rhonda M. Alexandria Sr Walters, Diana D. Many Sr Watkins, Edfrem D. Chattanooga, TN Sr Weaver, Tammy D. Winnfield Sr Wilkins, Ronald R. Colfax Sr Williams, Darlene L. Florien Sr Williams, Jacquelyn B. jV/a/ry Sr Williams, P. Denise Leesville Sr Wilson, Chad M. Anacoco Sr 232 Individuals Graduates! Seniors Wilson, Jacqueline M. Alexandria Sr Windham, Paula J. Natchitoches Sr Winn, Eric Nashville, AR Sr Wright, Lori Bossier City Sr Zeringue, Jeffrey P. Luling Sr Part of college life is getting away from home and the nagging of your parents, but for a small handful of students at NSU, this is not the case. How would it feel to be attending college when you know your parents were on the faculty or staff? To even think about it sounds scary, but not to junior Scott Haley, whose father James is vice president of univer- sity affairs. "I don't feel weird. It's like he's not here because I never see him," Haley said. "I'm used to it because when I went to DeRid- der High he was superintendent of education in that parish. He's been part of my education all my life." Jeff Knotts has mixed emotions about both his mother and father, who teach special education and is director of business affairs respectively. "It's not too bad, except when Mom's students want me to get them tests, but of course I can't. With my parents working at the university and having so many friends on the faculty, I must be conscious of my image and behavior in public. Also if my teacher is good friends with my parents they might mention when I fail to show up for a class," he said. "It does have its advantages like getting faculty parking stickers though." In a way he is following the footsteps of his parents since he works daily in the school's admissions office. Students Jon and Leigh Ann Tabor's mom is the registrar at NSU. Leigh Ann feels rather lucky about this. "I kind of like it because I am more informed about events around the cam- pus that I wouldn't know about," she said. Evidently, attending college where your parents work is not that bad after all. But some students dread even thinking about it. Individuals 233 Abercrombie - Abercrombie, Stacy Shreveport Jr Ackerson, Christy D. Bossier City So Affeltranger, Tammy L. Tioga Fr Ainsworth, Janelle L. New Orleans Fr Alexander, Sandra K. Shreveport Fr Alford, Mary D. Many So Allen, Adrienne Bayou Chicot Jr Allen, Jennifer C. Shreveport So Allison, Morgan T. Shreveport Fr Allums, Randy D. Shreveport Fr Anderson, Jennifer L. Coushatta So Anderson, Theresa M. Many Fr Anderson, Tina M. Zwolle Jr. Anderson, Tommie Princeton Fr Andrews, Nicole T. Pickering Fr Andrews, Teresa F. Hicks Fr Antilley, David L. Natchitoches Jr Antilley, Melissa J. Natchitoches Jr Applegate, Mary D. Natchitoches So Armand, Keith P. Moreauville Jr Armand, Penny E. Des Alleanos Fr Arnett, Deni.se M. Shreveport So Arthur, Rhonda L. Negreet Jr. Attaway, Tina M. Shreveport So Atwell, Stephanie S. Winnfield Fr Aucoin, Gwendolyn Morgan City Fr Atres, Faye A. Doyline Fr Azlin, Lucy A. Zwolle Jr Bagley, Lela Shreveport Fr Baker, Jesse B. Shreveport Fr z*<:&i f 3\/i i^v: : ; 234 Individuals - Benjamin Baker, Pamela J. Shreveport Fr Barbe, Bobby K Metairie So Barberoousse, Dale W. Clarence So Barnett, Diana Bossier City So Barr, Marilyn Berdon Fr Beaudoin, Sherry D. Flora Jr Bean, Paul E. Summerfield So Beck, Mindy F. Baker Fr Beech, Greg Minden Jr Benjamin, Cloyd Natchitoches Jr The Potpourri's Top Ten Things to Do During Your Spare Time Between Finals 10. Play old Led Zeppelin riffs on your electric guitar to annoy those around you who are still studying. 9. Make paper airplanes, light them, then throw them out of the window at unsuspecting passers-by. 8. Go for a food run at about 2:30 a.m. when nothing but the Shop-a-Lott out near the end of town is open. 7. During the middle of the night, paint "Go NSU" on cars, trucks, store windows, or anything that isn't nailed down. 6. Get a whole package of Oreo's, eating only the crcme filling and throwing the leftover cookie out into the hall. 5. Watch a Love Connection marathon until you fall asleep from boredom. 4. Drag a group of your friends out of bed to go Christmas caroling at your professor's house, followed by a trip to see the Natchitoches Christ- mas Lights. 3. Work on typing your term paper until 7 the next morning so you won't be even halfway ready for your calculus final. 2. Jam about 7 people into a Honda Civic and take a road trip to New Orleans at about 1 1 p.m. to scope out the Bourbon Street action. 1. Go out to the pastures behind Greek Hill and push over the sleeping cows (also known as Cow Tipping). Individuals 235 Benny - Benny, Tricia Panama Jr Bentrup, Edward A. Shr eve port Fr Bergeron, David S. Pincville Jr Bernucho, Yvonne Many Jr Bienvcnu, Kathryn Natchitoches Fr Billen, Christine Baton Rouge Fr Binz,Viola Natchitoches Jr Blackshire,MichaeI Natchitoches Fr Blackwell, Ginger Many Fr Bobb, Millette R. Natchitoches So Bobb, Yolanda Natchitoches So Bogan, Karen Shreveport Fr Bonilla, Luis El Salvador Fr Bonnette, Elizabeth Winnfield So Bonsall, Frances Keithville Fr Booker, Lisa M. Shreveport So Bostick, Thad West Monroe Fr Bouc, Janet tlaughton Fr Boudreaux, Pamela New Roads So Boyet, Caryl Baton Rouge Fr Boyett, Judy Dodson So Bradford, Kimberly Shreveport So Brashear, Jim Rayville Fr Breckenridge, Patty Kingwood Fr Brock, Doris S. Mooringsport Fr B roc km an, Judy Shreveport Fr Brokenberry, Kaye Shreveport Fr Brooks, Annette Shreveport So Brooks, Jenifer Jonesville Jr Brooks, Monique 5r Z.ou/5, MO So 236 Individuals - Brown Brosset, Michele Shreveport Fr Broussard, Pamela A. Vinton Jx Broussard, Sharlotte Shreveport Fr Brown, Ashley Napoleonville So Brown, David Lena So Getting a successful college career underway by living in a fraternity house isn't considered by many students as a wise decision, but there's more to it than meets the eye. Of the eight social fraternities at Northwestern, only two, Kappa Alpha and Kappa Sigma, have houses that can be resided in and the ones living in them love every minute of it... almost every minute. Most people think that life in a fra- ternity house translates to chaos, but it really isn't. "It's not as loud as you'd think it is. Sure, it get's loud but you just tell them to shut up," said Butch Poteet, who has lived in the KA house for over two years. According to Kappa Sigma Jason Labbe, when the noise level hits a crescendo, which isn't too often, he just "heads to the library" to concentrate on his studies. As far as keeping the house clean, the pledges do the housework. "There's always a slob who will leave a spit cup or beer can on the floor, but we have six pledges come to the house for cleanup every morning," said Kappa Sigma John Evans. The KA's upkeep their house by having two pledges drop by every morning to clean up and raise the flag. Of course, living in a fraternity house isn't like dwelling in Catholic Church, for it does have its moments. Both the KA's and the Kappa Sigmas agreed that the constant ringing of the phone and the lack of privacy are an- noying at times, but it is much more peaceful than a dormitory. The weekly exchanges and parties add a spice to the fraternity house life. "The Christmas festival is the most looked forward to occasion because our house is right by the parade and the house is packed with brothers, alumni, and friends," said KA Brian Shirley. The cost of living in a fraternity house isn'ttoo outlandish; monthly rent for the KA's is $120 and the Kappa Sigmas is $150. "You don't have to worry about paying utilities and you don't have to move out on holidays like the dormitories," said KA Butch Po- teet. Evidently, life in a fraternity house is peaceful at times, though it does have its moments; and the price for the alter- native style of living isn't highway robbery. Individuals 237 Brown - Brown, Gerald Shreveport Jr Brown, Kendralyn Plaquemine So Brown, Marilyn Houston, TX Fr Brown, Nancy Bossier City Fr Brown, Robert L. Monroe So Brown, Valarle M. Alexandria So Brown, Yolanda Heflin Jr Browning, Kimberly Natchitoches So Brunt, Vicki Monroe So Bryant, Anita Verda So Bryson, Lisa Leesville Fr Budwah, Vickie Springhill Fr Buford, Patricia Cullen So Burton, Nina Bossier City So Bush, Karen Keithville Fr Brush, LaCreshia Natchitoches So Bynog, Charles L. Derry So Byrd, Bridgett M. Natchez So Cacioppo, Frank Baton Rouge So Calhoun, Sandra G. Natchitoches Jr Canfield, S. Marlene Franklinton So Cannon, Tommy Natchitoches Fr Caple, Deborah L. Coushatta Fr Carson, Marlene Orlando, FL Jr Carter, Carol J. Alexandria Fr Carter, Carolyn Keithville Fr Carter, Harold C. Ferriday Fr Carter, LaPriddia T. Shreveport Jr Carter, Paul Grayson Sr Carter, Stacie M. Atew /fcma Fr 238 Individuals - Chance Casson, L"nda F. Natchitoches Fr Castille, John M. Laultell So Causey, Stephanie St. Petersburg, FL Fr Cedars, Terri Natchitoches Jr Chance, Angela O. Anacoco Jr For those NSU students who have no car, a great haircut for a reasonable price is available just footsteps away on the NSU campus. Located in the Student Union building, Guys and Gals hair salon is owned and operated by Bonnie Pace and caters not only to students but to anyone who needs a haircut or that extra special look. Open on weekdays only, Guys and Gals' doors open at 9:00 a.m. and close whenever the last customer leaves. Most people schedule their appointments but walk ins are also accepted. "We're not getting richer but we stay busy," said hair stylist Sue Ambler. What makes Guys and Gals different than other Natchitoches hair salons is that they are the only business that use the hair styling product Tri. When asked what was the most unique or odd haircut requested, Mrs. Pace recalled when a customer brought a 1959 NSU yearbook with a picture of someone's haircut. The person asked for a duplicate cut and the employees Guys and Gals complied with the somewhat radical request. Though Guys and Gals does not shine shoes like a typical barber shop, there is always a manicurist on hand. The atmos- phere is pleasant, and while sitting through a hair cut is about as exciting as watching paint dry, the friendly and outgoing staff of Guys and Gals keep their customers enter- tained, laughing, and most of all, satisfied. Individuals 239 Chance - Chance, Charmin D. Hornbeck Fr Chandler, Sharon E. Montgomery So Charles, Clara T. Florien Jr Chelette, Judy D. Colfax So Chelette, Tina G. Dry Prong Jr Childress, Pamela Shreveport Jr Choate, Donnie Saline So Christmas, Frances K. Natchitoches So Clark, Chris Vidalia Fr Clark, Wanda R. Natchez So Cleveland, Stacie L. Pickering So Clifford, Sean M. Bossier City Fr Cobb, Patricia R. Leesville Jr Cole, Waylon R. Hornbeck Jr Coleman, Catherine Stonewall Fr Coley, Alicia M. Jena Ft Cook, Carrie E. Alexandria So Cook, Erskine G. Alexandria Jr Cook, Ingrid Many So Cooper, Elizabeth Keilhville Fr Cooper, Tracey M. Bossier City So Cordova, Michelle D. Zwollc Fr Coutee, Regina G. Natchitoches So Cox, Charles P. Eunice Fr Craig, Anthony D. Florien So Cranford, Billy H. Bossier City So Crawford, Stacy L. Haughton Fr Credit, Donna L. Sikes So Crocker, Brenda D. Zwolle Jr Crumpton, Terri L. Elm Grove So 240 Individuals - Danos Culotta, Kimberly A. Bossier City Fr Cupp, Calvin W. Summerfield So Cureton, Alfred E. Zwolle Jr Cureton, Debra G. Zwolle So Danos, Carla A. Raceland So Sometimes you always return to the place you love the most. Twenty-five year old Chris Maggio, who was Mr. NSU and graduated number one in his class in 1985, came back to NSU after being offered the assistant tract coach position. Before re- ceiving the job, he was the head track and basketball coach and assistant football coach at St. Mary's High School in Natchitoches. Maggio always wanted to someday coach at NSU and his dream finally came true. "Coach Johnson is a great coach and person. We had always talked about me coming back and coaching. It was easy coming back," Maggio said. Though some people might confuse Maggio as being one of the track athletes due to his boyish appearance, he is the one, along with Johnson, who devises workouts and does the motivating. There were four seniors on this year's squad who were fresh- men at NSU while Maggio was a senior. Did that make Maggio feel uncomfortable? "Not really," Chris said. "I was a team captain when they were freshmen. They looked at me for leadership when I was a senior. They've always respected me and I've always respected them." While Maggio is an easy-going lik- able coach who you can joke around with, when it comes time to compete he is as serious as they come. "There are times to kid around and just have fun; but during a hard workout or competition, I try to let my athletes know it's time to get with it. On easy workout days we can tell jokes while running to just keep relaxed," said Maggio. His love for coaching and NSU can be noticed just by watching him pace furiously around the inside track during a meet. Hard work and dedication have paid off for Chris Maggio as he has found suc- cess and self-fulfillment at his alma-mater, good ol' NSU. Individuals 241 Davis - Davis, Celeste Florien fr Davis, Linda N. Alexandria Fr Davis, Lola G. Alexandria Fr Davis, Rebecca J. New Orleans Fr Dean, H. Tracy Jena So Dean, Pamela J. JenaFr Deaton, Theresa M. Marrero So Decker, Charmaine R. DeQuincy Fr Deen, Kimberly K. Natchitoches Jr Delahoussaye, Lori A. St. Martinville So. Delano, Kerrie L. Church Point Jr Derrick, Jill S. Shreveport Fr Dibrell, Henry W. Sunset Jr DiMaria, Gina Baton Rouge Jr Dixon, Angela K. Mansfield Jr Dorsey, Marvin Forest Hill Fr Dotson, Meredith R. Jena Ft Dowden, Beverly G. Anacoco So Dowden, Sarah A. Anacoco Jr Doxtater, Larry A. Belding.MIfr Dukes, Tammacee M. Denham Springs So Dumars, Juanita Natchitoches So Dunn, Yvette T. Cloutierville So Dupas, Victoria Alexandria Jr Durham, Trina J. Montgomery, AL Fr Dutile, Tina Natchitoches Jr Dyson, E. Lynne Berwick, Jr Ebarb, Ester Shreveport Fr Ebarb, Frederick A. Ebarb fr Ebarb, Sheree L. Ebarb Ft 242 Individuals - Engeron Ebarb, Sheri D. Ebarb Fr Ellerbee, Yulanda R. Leesville Fr Ellis, John Shreveport Fr Emanuel, Melinda K. Mansfield So Engeron, Karen E. Houma So Cheerleading has been a major part of Brad Arnold's life for the last five years. Before accepting a job as the NSU cheer- leading coach two years ago, Arnold cheered at Louisiana Tech for three years. He worked for the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA), an organization of over three hundred exceptional cheerleaders across the United States, for four years before leaving the or- ganization this past fall. Arnold, a senior at NSU, was hired as cheerleading coach to improve the image and talents of the NSU yell leaders. "I'd like to think they're much better," said Arnold. "Their routines are much more complex and the attitudes of the students are a lot better towards them." Not only has Arnold developed a better squad through his coaching and recruiting, he has also met and enjoyed the presence of many celebrities through his cheering dur- ing his stay at Tech. He once appeared with his cheerleading partners on the game show Hollywood Squares, as they performed a two minute routine at the end of the show. Also, he and twenty-five other UCA mem- bers performed live on ABC on July 4, 1986 as part of a special show titled American Athletes Salute Liberty . Besides the entire Steel Magnolias cast, Arnold has met boxing greats Mike Tyson and Mohammad Ali, Olympians Mark Spitz and Bart Conner, home-run king Hank Aaron, football legend Jim Brown, women's golf great Nancy Lopez, and ABC sportscas- ter Frank Gif ford to name a few. Arnold will graduate this spring from NSU with a major in public relations. Individuals 243 Enloe - Enloe, Sonya K. Saline Jr Eserman, Misty L. Golden Meadow Jr Etheridge, Dawn P. Winnfield Fr Evans, Allen L. Natchitoches Jr Evans, Alyson Hornbeck Jr Ewoldsen, Penny S. Shreveport Fr Ezell, Lori Shreveport Fr Faccone, Steven R. Natchitoches Fr Fairbanks, Melissa A. Metairie Jr Falcon, Brett P. Donaldsonville Fr Fannin, Dee Ann Winnfield Jr Farmer, Cindy J. Georgetown Fr Favre, Tracey L. New Orleans So Felther, Jennifer L. Baton Rouge Fr Fergerson, Geraldine Shreveport Fr Fergerson, Lavell Shreveport FR Ferguson, Donna K. Bunkie Jr Fields, Vernassa C. Bossier City So Flacy, Theresa E. Baton Rouge So Fletcher, Brian P. Montgomery Fr Fletcher, Craig M. Montgomery So Fletcher, Keith M. Atlanta So Flint, Russell L. Ringgold Fr Florane, Shandra L. Coushatta So Flores-G6mez, Roberto Honduras Jr Flynn, Ethan A. Natchitoches Jr Ford, Dora A. Logansport Jr Foshee, Tammie R. Robeline So Forgey, Laura Mindcn Fr Fowler, Jennifer L. Carthage, TX Fr 244 Individuals - Franks Budgeting one's money can be a difficult task in college; for some students the money is spent wisely and for others it is blown. When surveying a group of twenty guys, the ones in Greek system and the ones not, the contrast in the way the money spent was amazing. For non Greeks, the monthly budget consisted of forty percent spent on food, fif- teen percent spent on gas, ten percent spent on entertainment, fifteen percent on personal toi- letries, and the last twenty percent was spent on miscellaneous items like clothes, school supplies, tapes, and tobacco products. The Greeks spent their money quite dif- ferently. An astounding forty-five percent of the monthly budget was spent on entertain- ment. "A typical night in a bar costs roughly fifteen to twenty dollars and that's not includ- ing cover charges," said Kappa Alpha member Butch Poteet. An average of fifteen percent of their money is spent on fraternity dues and as- sessments and twenty percent goes to food. The last twenty percent was spent on toiletry needs and miscellaneous items. For Greeks and non Greeks alike, main- taining a college budget is an ordeal for many students. Sophomore Ricky Carroll bounced eighteen checks during the fall semester. "I'll never do that again.. .hopefully. Maybe it was a blessing in disguise," Carroll said. Some students don't have checking ac- counts and carry cash while others use credit cards. A word to the wise: Most students surveyed agreed that the best way to keep a solid financial foundation is to purchase the essentials first and use the rest of the money on "luxury" items. Non-Greek Expenditures 20% Miscellaneous \ 15% Personal Toiletries Fowler, Kimberly Shreveport Fr Fox, Debra L. Bossier City So Frank, Melissa M. Mamou Jr Franklin, Debra L. Alexandria Jr Franks, Janice J. Shreveport So 45% Entertainment 15% Fraternity dues/ assessments Individuals 245 Freeman - Freeman, Monique R. Alexandria Jr Freeman, Sean L. V/est Monroe So Frost, Angela A. Pineville So Fuller, Michelle L, Bastrop Fr Garder, Tina Middlesac, NC Fr Garcia, Kimberly Shreveport Fr Gardner, Brian K. Shreveport Fr Gardner, Yacheca L. Lucky Fr Gary, Stephanie Shreveport Fr Gauthien, Andrea llessiner Jr Gentry, Gary A. Many Jr Gentry, Jaclyn Shreveport Fr Giddens, Lisa D. Natchitoches Fr G id low, Leigh Kinder Jr Gill, Amy E. Sulphur So Gill, Sheryl Colfax Jr Gilliam, Betty Shreveport Fr Gilliland, Charlotte K. Zwolle So Girtmon, Paxton M. Bastrop Jr Givens, Janelle Coushatta So Gladney, Dee Dee Bossier City Jr Glorioso, Therese C. Alexandria So Gonzalez, Deborah Shreveport Jr Goodbar, Loyd Houma Fr Gordon, Carrie L. Baton Rouge Fr Gorin, Claudia A. Shreveport So Gormsen, Frankie L. Moreauville Fr Grafton, Angela M. Bernice Fr Grant, Jane Shreveport Fr Grant, Tracy Johnson Waterproof So 246 Individuals - Guay It's two-thirty in the morning and you're caught in a deep sleep. You've got to get up at seven o'clock for your eight o'clock English class. All of the sudden your dreams are rudely interrupted by a screeching fire alarm. The RA starts banging on your door yelling "get out- side or you'll be written up!" This is not a hypothetical story but a true one to many students in dormitories across the NSU campus. The sad thing about the whole situation is that 99.9% of the time these are false alarms. The bored people involved in these third grade acts are rarely busted but instead the victims pay the price by standing outside early in the morning in their boxer shorts freezing their tails off. The last "real" fire occurred in the spring semester of 1987 but it wasn't a catastrophe. Those residing in Rapides Dormitory suffer the most, with a fire alarm going off sometime during the day at least every two weeks. "It gets real old after a while," said freshman Macy Flash. "The first time I heard the fire alarm I was scared to death but after a couple of months I knew it was a hoax." Whenever someone is caught pulling a fire alarm is seems to be a freshman. This means every year a small new group of com- pulsive fire alarm pullers will enter the NSU gates eager to try the most despicable college crime. Gray, Jacqueline R. Coushatta So Gray, John D. ZdaFr Green, Jamie E. Vidalia Fr Green, Sharon F. Colfax Fr Green, Yavette A. West Monroe So Greer, Shannon J. Negreet So Griffin, Robin L. Zachary Fr Gross, Andria R. Campti So Guay, Melanie L. Many Fr Guay, Melinda A. Many Jr Individuals 247 Guidry - Guidry, Bonnie J. Baton Rouge So Guillory, Pamela R. DeRidder So Guillory, Renee Coushatta Jr Guillory, Stacie L. Pineville Jr Guillory, Wesley R. Pineville So Guillot, Sherylyn D. Alexandria Fr Guin, Jennifer L. Chestnut So Gwilt, Randi Shreveport Fr Haley, Paula L. Center Point Jr Hall, Stephanie M. Natchitoches Jr Hamilton, Wanda J. Houston, TX So Hankins, Shannon N. Ebarb So Hanson, Alissa J. Winnfield Fr Hardmun, Carl B. Haughton Jr Hardwick, John C. Merryville Jr Harman, Bobbie DeRidder Fr Harper, Judy M. Pitkin So Harrington, Andrea L. Lafayette Fr Harris, Patsy D. Shreveport Jr Haskins, Harriet E. Plain Dealing Fr Hastings, Elizabeth A. Sulphur So Hattaway, Kevin T. Jonesboro So Hauck, Michele Shreveport So Hawkins, Hollie Shreveport Fr Haworth, Elizabeth V. Longview, TX Jr Haworth, Howard E. Longview, TX Fr Haynie, Robin Shreveport Jr Hearn, La/.ar W. Bossier City Jr Hebert, Linette M. Sr. Martinville Fr Hebert, Ryan A. Breaux Bridge So 248 Individuals - Herren Men's hair styles change like the weather, and over the last five years, the pony tail and mop top have come and gone. However, the traditional clean cut-side part style is as popu- lar as ever. Just glancing over the male popu- lation on a typical day at Northwestern, you'll find this to be true. One kind of hair style on the move is the skateboarder look. These are the ones with thick hair hanging over their eyes. These people seem to spend more time running their hands through their hair so they can see rather than perfecting their skateboarding skills. The resurgence of the flat top has not fizzled yet; in fact, it's almost as popular as the clean cut look. Most people relate people with flat tops as being in the military, but that's just a false assumption. "I can't see myself with hair any longer than my flat top," said NSU sophomore Jason Labbe, who is not a member of the military. "It gets so hot in the south that you burn up with long hair. Besides, I think it looks cool." This last November, when the NSU foot- ball was on the verge of an SLC title, all the lineman and a few other players got Mohawk haircuts. "We did this because we thought it would bring us together... to function as one. My girlfriend didn't like it though," said senior lineman Robbie Martin. What makes hair styles so unique is that they establish a person's individuality. People stereotype a person with clean cut hair as either a rich boy, prep, or cop out. A person with a unique cut like a mop top or skate board cut are usually classified as young and rebellious. Whatever the hair style is, there is always someone sneering or looking down on them, but evidently, that doesn ' t bother many people at NSU. Heffern, Tim Bossier City So Hendricks, Durwood D Shreveport Jr Hennigan, Leah Ann Marthaville Fr Henry, Carla M. Natchitoches Fr Herren, Ellen Minden Fr Individuals 249 Herboldsheimer - Herboldsheimer, Marilyn Winnfield Fr Hicks, Derrick R. Natchitoches Fr Hiers, Christine Shreveport So Hiestand, Paul R. Pickering So Hill, LaGwen Shreveport So Hillyard, Marie R. Port Alien Fr Hilt, Lydia A. Alexandria Jr Hinkston, Marcia Y. Alexandria Fr Hill, Kyong C. Korea So Ho, Jenny D. New Orleans So Holden, Charlotte R. Many So Holland, Karla Sh&tieport'So ? Holmes, Cholonda M. Alexandria Fr Hoover, Dorothy J. Natchitoches Jr Hopkins, Charln J. Many Jr Horn, Mary Shreveport Fr Hough, Virginia A. New Orleans Jr Houston, Sabrina Shreveport Fr Howard, Adrian A. Tyler, TX Jr Howard, George A. Coushatta So Huddleston, Michael Avondale So Huffman, Kris L. Long view, TX Fr Hummel, Patrick H. Shreveport Fr Ibrahim, Irfan Pakistan Jr Ingles, Amanda Shreveport Fr Ingram, Trecia J. Zwolle So Irwin, Christy R. Pearcy.AK^r Isbell, Dana L. Anacoco So Isemann, Kay II New Orleans So Jackson, David W. Natchitoches So 250 Individuals . - Jenkins In the spring semester of 1988, a group of NSU students organized a petition against the high price for text books and the low price paid back for them. Lee Waskom, manager and co- owner of Pat's Economy heard about this and decided to take the troublesome situation into his own hands. To help bring more business to his store, Waskom began selling and buying text books to meet his students needs. Waskom was elated by the increase in his business. "The response on textbook buy back was much better than I expected and we will continue to price our merchandise competi- tively," said Waskom, who takes his growing business and his student customers' needs se- riously. "I'd like to make this store one that NSU will know about. I will buy students' books back all year long." Pat's Economy is an eleven-department retail store. Arts and crafts, office needs, and party goods are only a few things that can be purchased at Pat's and even VCR movies can be rented. Not only does Pat's serve these needs, it also is the only trade book store in Natchitoches. Open since 1968, thirty percent of Pat's customers are related to NSU through stu- dents, professors and Northwestern depart- ments. Waskom feels good about Pat's Economy 's upward trend in student appeal and his reasonable prices that cater the needs of NSU. Jachson, Tomikia Shreveport Fr Jeanice, Laura J. Mamou So Jefferics, Scherry L. DeRidder Fr Jenkins, Articia D. New Orleans So Jenkins, Jack B. Natchitoches So Kgjgl 7 ^99PHl ^ ' .|™s i«r%'» « — . jsfrS^ mA/f - miii MlW ^■t iriiitMtMii^Mai Individuals 251 Jettov - Jetton, Marcia Shreveport So Johnsen, Chris Shreveport So Johnson, Diedra A. Natchitoches So Johnson, Georgia M. Shreveport So Johnson, Gwendolyn Pineville Fr Johnson, Jeanette M. Natchitoches Fr Johnson, Melinda K. Natchitoches Jr Johnson, Warren D. JenaVr Jolley, H. Scott Natchitoches Fr Jones, Eddie L. Florlen Jr Jones, Ronald T. Shreveport So Jones, Shirley F. Natchitoches Fr Joubert, Blenda Kelthvllle Fr Kay, Stacy Leesvlllc So Keel, Sheri A. Castor Fr Kellum, Charlotte Coushatta So Kelly, Courtney M. Natchitoches Fr Kelly, Diana Shreveport Fr Kelly, Elizabeth A. Shreveport So Kerrigan, Bradley J. Vldalla Fr Klein, Kallin Los Angeles, CA Fr Kim, Helena Y. Natchitoches So Kimble, Veronica Shreveport Fr King, Francis Shreveport Jr Kingngern, Kittipong Thailand Jr Kirkland, Stephanie A. Dickinson, TX Fr K inland, Robin J. Pollock Fr Klotzback, Stacy J. Shreveport Fr Knotts, Ashley J. Bossier City Fr Koon, Dominil Shreveport Jr U3J KJi fl 252 Individuals - Laing Kyle, Kelley K. Shreveport Jr Labbe, Jason M. Baton Rouge So LaCaze, Lee A. Winnfleld Fr LaCombe, Evelyn M. Bossier City Fr Laing, Susan G. Shreveport So It's not everyday that you encounter a person with so multi-faceted a personality. He is an instructor, an adviser to the university student media, coordinator of the International Student Exchange Program, key liai- son to the Steel Magnolias endeavor, adviser to the Kappa Alpha Order, and a world traveler. Tommy Whitehead is a well-rounded individual who uses his talents for the benefit of many. One of the most impressive tasks occurred this summer when Tri-Star Pictures came to town to make the movie version of Robert Harling's play Steel Mag- nolias. Whitehead served as the Natchitoches liaison to both stars like Olympia Dukakis and Dolly Parton as well as working with Director Herbert Ross in making decisions concerning the multi-million dollar picture. Initially, Whitehead was the moving force in the effort to have the production of the movie located in Natchitoches. Once this was accomplished, he then served as adviser to location selection for various scenes. Once shooting began, Whitehead worked mostly in the offices, serving as a troubleshooter, handling problems as they arose. As Kappa Alpha's adviser since 1 972, Whitehead helps to guide Northwestern 's chapter of the nation's oldest fraternity. According to Whitehead, his efforts always go in various directions as there are always "new parameters and different things happening with KA." As coordinator of Northwestern 's International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), Tommy Whitehead has two primary tasks. Besides working with NSU students interested in studying abroad, he handles those .students from other countries who come to Northwest- em. Teaching three different phases of journalism classes, Whitehead instructs all journalism-major stu- dents in a general survey course. He is also in charge of teaching the public relations sequence of courses as well as advising a journalism practicum or internship. Whitehead's involvement with the student media includes serving as adviser to the Current Sauce, the Potpourri and KNWD. While an adviser is required, Whitehead says that he has "the power to suggest but no power to control what is printed." Traveling the world over, he has found that the most exotic and fascinating location is the Vale of Kashmir, in India. Whitehead said, "I enjoyed my visit to this particular area because our accommodations were on a houseboat." Whitehead's many experiences in life have al- lowed him to contribute more to the organizations in which he is involved. Gene Callahan, Production Designer for Steel Magnolias, and Tommy Whitehead ■watch a Louisiana School group audition for a role, in thefdm. Individuals 253 Landry - Landry, Carl B. Franklin Fr Landry, Elizabeth N. Bossier City Fr Lane, Kimberly K. Mansfield So Larger, Teresa A. Shreveport Jr Larin, Benjamin El Salvador Fr Larkins, Felita Shreveport Fr Lawson, Farra D. Monroe Jr LeBlanc, Nicole M. Baton Rouge So Lee, Mark W. Shreveport So Leone, Debra Zwolle So Lewis, Rhenee Houston, TX Fr Lewis, Steve A. Lisbon So Liddle, Shannon Shreveport Jr Liga, Debbie Indonesia Jr Lincoln, Marilyn Shreveport Jt Linder, Dana M. Sulphur So Lindsey, Lynn Natchitoches Jr Linds«:y, Peggy Minden Fr Linn, Leah Shreveport Fr Lloyd, Katrina E. A leraixdria Jr Lloyd, Margaret R. Ringgold Fr Longino, Christy L. Coushatta Fr Lossin, Harry J. Jonesville So Loud, Stacey L. Castor Fr Loustaunau, Shaun Metairie Jr Lukowski, Lisa I. Lutcher So Lund, Christopher New Orleans So Lusk, Andrea C. Bossier City Fr Lutes, Janinc L. Winnfield Fr McCarty, Sonya L. Winnfield Fr 254 Individuals - McDaniel While Northwestern is still considered a "suit-case" college in that students return home every weekend, there is a slow moving trend bringing it to a more college-oriented lifestyle. The Student Activities Board (SAB), made a massive effort to provide NSU with weekend activities other than the five home football games. Intramural Beach Day, and tail gate parties with live bands and free drinks were a small part of their efforts over the fall semes- ter. The Greek system was as strong as ever, for there was always one or two fraternities hosting an open party every weekend. The night club life grew also. The Student Body had drink specials to bring in a mixed crowd on Friday and Saturday nights. Sassy's popular- ity continued to prosper, where the more pro- gressive crowd would socialize. In Novem- ber, a new overnight dance club called Visions opened and the die-hard partiers would not leave its doors until closing time at four in the morning. There is more than spending a weekend in Natchitoches for just the football games and Christmas Festival, and the effort by the school and community businesses proved that. In due time NSU will be considered a school with a "real" college atmosphere, but those dedicated students who visit home only a few times a semester already realize that. McClain, GregM. Baton Rouge Jr McCann, Angela M. Deville Fr McClung, Barbara J. Natcfutockes Fr McConathy, Karen F. Winnficld Jr McDaniel, Doris A. Natchitoches Jr Individuals 255 McDaniel - McDaniel, Kim M. Winnfield Fr McDonald, Delores Shreveport Fr McDonald, Karen L. Converse Fr McEachern, Brandy Minden Fr McFerren, David Marthaville Jr McGalha, Robbin Shreveport Fr McGrew, Sharon M. Cloutierville So Mclnnis, Angela J. A rococo So Mclntyrc, Lee Slaughter Jr McKenzie, Michelle Alexandria Jr McKinney, Kim A. Norco Fr McLaughlin, Bronagh Baton Rouge Jr McLendon, Patricia Negreet Fr McMillen, Kristin A. St. Louw. MO Fr McNeal, Windell Shreveport So McNicolI, Laura L. Glenmora Fr McWilllams, X-Anne Coushatta Jr Maddry, Mike L. Natchitoches Fr Madison, Mary A. Natchez, MS Jr Maggioro, Angela M 5/wfe// So Malta, Julie A. Monroe Fr Mann, Veronica Shreveport Fr Manry, Theresa C. Shreveport Jr Marks, Christina M. Opelousas Fr Maroma, William B. Many So Marroquin, Salvador El Salvador Fr Marrus, Wendi Shreveport So Marsalis, Karen R. Natchitoches Fr Martin, Barbara A. Glenmora Fr Martin, Laura E. Many Fr 256 Individuals - Matheney Martin, Suzanne Glenmora Fr Martin, William T. Haughton Fr Mason, Lisa M. Provencal So Mastainich, Trisha LaPlace Fr Matheney, Sharon Slidell So When driving down the restaurant alley of Natchitoches, known as the Strip, every imaginable food joint can be easily noticed. Though there were Church's and Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants, the most popular chicken eating establishment in Louisiana had not opened shop there until last semester. Popeye's, known for its hot spicy chicken, brought flocks of chicken lovers through its door the day it opened and has not let up since. Located across from its fading rival Church's, Popeye's serves more than just delicious chicken. Biscuits, Cajun rice, mashed pota- toes, french fries, chicken nuggets, red beans and rice, and Cajun shrimp dinners are popular menu items among its customers. For the more health conscience, Subway Sandwiches and Salads opened weeks after Popeye's long awaited arrival. The most unique fast food restaurant in Natchitoches, Subway's slogan is "the fresh alternative," and fittingly so. Their submarine sandwiches are either six inches or a foot long, and the variety in them is plentiful. There's the basic cold cut sandwich or the more sophisticated sandwich lover can order anything from the Subway club sand- wich to a BMT, which consists of bologna, pepperoni, genoa, and other spicy meats. There's also hot beef and cheese, meatball, and spicy Italian sandwiches along with a zesty selection of salads. The active Strip is indeed a fast food lover's paradise. With the addition of two quality fast food restaurants, look for more thirty-nine cent cheeseburgers at the Golden Arches and $1.99 beefy burrito specials at Taco Bell to heat up the competition. Individuals 257 Mathews - Mathews, Jason C. Bossier City Fr Matthews, Myrtis Many Jr Mathews, Rita R. Lecompte So May, Joel W. Baton Rouge So Maynard, Sherril Bossier City Fr Mayo, Alicia D. Harrisonburg Fr Mays, Shelly Haugkton Jr Meacham, Janie Shreveport Fr Medlock, Serisa D. Many Fr Melancon, Tammy New Iberia Fr Melder, Mitch H. Glenmora Fr Meshell, Donell M. Many So Meyers, Lisa B. Belcher So Meziere, Penelope Natchitoches Jr Miciotto, Lisa Shreveport Fr Miller, Denise M. Boyce So Miller, Janet L. Canpti Fr Miller, Janice G. Campti Fr Miller, Lilliana A. Puerto Rico So Miller, Valerie C. Tioga Fr Misuraca, Marc T. Winnfield So Mix, Virginia J. Clinton Fr Mobley, Samantha Shreveport Jr Mondello, Tara A. Coushatta Fr Monk, Cheryl L. Natchitoches So Monteilh, Melonie Columbia So Moore, Gail Shreveport Fr Morgan, Alexander Slireveport So Morgan, Tal B. Jonesville Jr Morris, A. Dawn Natchitoches Jr 258 Individuals - Myers Morris, Royce E. Bossier City Fr Morton, Melissa Shreveport Jr Moses, Keri L. Winnfield Fr Mount, Tracy L. Jonesville So Mulkey, Michelle Bossier City Fr Murphey, Guy B. Logansport So Murphrey, Tim Logansport Jr .Murray, Jay Shreveport So Morray, Terri L. Leesville Fr Myers, Denise Shreveport Jr A new Vic the Demon, Northwestern 's beloved mascot, hit the field this fall to a less than warm reception. For several weeks, a controversy raged over the new costume which, while much lighter and providing better visi- bility for Vic, did not go over well with Demon fans who wanted their "old" Vic back. The former Vic the Demon costume was purchased in the spring of 1984 at a cost of $2,500. Since then, Vic has been through a lot: the head of the outfit was awkward and heavy, making it uncomfortable to wear as well as being difficult to see out; the fur on Vic's nose and cheeks had worn off his face; and the costume was hard to clean, giving it a horrible smell. Dr. Robert Alost, NSU's president, said, "The old one was so dirty, we didn't want it representing Northwestern. We didn't have the funds to buy the expensive mascots, so we bought an inexpensive outfit that we could get fast." The new Demon cost between $600 and $700. There was a big commotion on campus since the new Demon came to Northwestern. Many comments have been made — some good, some bad, some indifferent. "I don't like it," Alost said. "We are going to try and raise the funds in order to make the students happy." The cost of a new Vic will be approximately $7,000 and discussion on this possibility has been made with Walt Disney Productions. If bought, Vic will have only one Demon head, but several outfits. Yell leader Randy Crow said, "It is easier for Vic to wear and see out of. It would have been nice if we could have one that looked like the old Vic, but was more comfortable. We'll just have to make do with what we've got." Individuals 259 Myers - Myers, Rachel L. Lafayette Fr Myers, L. Renee Queens, NY Fr Myers, Tammy D. Pelican Fr Myers, Tina J. Florien Fr Naron, Deborah E. Bossier City So Narvaez, Tina R. Winnfield So Nash, Claudine L. Montgomery Jr Nelms, Wanda S. Ilornbeck Fr Nelson, Traci L. Grayson Fr Newton, Michele M. Longview, TX So Nicholas, Precilla G. Campti Fr Nolan, Tracy Shreveport Jr Normand, Gwen A. Zwollc Fr Norris, Karen E. Shreveport Fr Nugent, Kevin Natchitoches Fr Nutt, Ireece H. Natchitoches So Oberle, Mark D. Bossier City So Olliff, Charles R. Many Jr Osborn, Kathy D. Shreveport So Owens, Pamela D. Bossier City Fr Pace, Jessica J. Many Fr Pacheco, Ana C. New Orleans Fr Paige, Daphne R. Natchitoches Fr Palmer, Tracy Many Jr Paniagua, Gloria R. El Salvador Fr Parker, Dondra S. Tioga So Parker, Jana L. Shreveport Fr Parker, John W. Lake Arthur So Parker, Timothy D. Florien Jr Parks, Jason B. Anacoco Fr 260 Individuals - Patterson Pate, Sally Shreveport Fr Patel, Karen Winchester Fr Paterson, Jane F. Ashford Fr Patin, Britt P. Lafayette So Patterson, Rita Shreveport Fr If you've ever been by the ROTC build- ing on a Friday afternoon, it's a sure bet you'll find around fifty men and women decked out in camouflage attire piled in an army truck. These people are members of the National Guard who spend one weekend a month at their given headquarters. Senior Don Forrest is a second lieuten- ant and a tank platoon leader. He travels to Vivian, which he calls the "field," four times a year, and eight times a year he goes to his home station in Fort Polk. A weekend at the field pays $190 and one at the home station pays $150. Their training scale determines what is in store for them on the weekend. "You could be on the firing range or on a field training exercise," Forrest said. Forrest enjoys what he's doing except for a few things. "You don't get enough sleep and I usually end up having drill on a big weekend like the Christmas Festival." Commitment to the National Guard lasts for six years, but Forrest is planning on an- other twenty years in the service and hope- fully a promotion to a higher office. Of the most memorable experiences while serving the United States was his three week stay in the Mojave Desert. "It was an experience in in itself. Everyone needs to go just one weekend to some kind of military function. It makes you a more broadened person." Individuals 261 Peair - Peair, Regina A. Natchitoches So Pearrie, Chastity M. Natchitoches Fr Pena, JoAnne Y. San Antonio, TX So Penny, Rachel R. Coushatta Fr Periz, Saliie F. Shreveport Fr Perkins, Tracy A. Pineville Fr Phills, Carol A. Shreveport So Pierre, Adam J. St. Martinville Jr Pierre, Aufwiedersehen Natchitoches Jr Poe, Mary A. Hot Springs, AR Porteous, Melissa A. New Orleans So Porter, Julie F. Winnfield Fr Potts, Kelly C. Castor Fr Powell, Tammy K. Hornbeck Fr Pray, Danna P. Natchitoches Jr Prevo, Carlos M. Springhill Jr Price, Tammy L. Jena So Pridgen, Leta M. Krotz Springs Jr Procell, Lisa M. Robeline Fr Prothro, Pam Haughton Fr Prudhomme, Tamara Kinder So Puckitt, Angela D. Shreveport So Putman, Julie A. Shreveport Fr Quails, Tammy S. Shreveport So Rachal, Melinda A. Natchitoches Fr Radicello, Pete J. Bossier City Jr Ransibrahmanakul, Janat Bossier City Fr Rasco, Gloria A. Natchitoches So Rascoe, Kathon R. Converse Fr Reed, Sharon A. Cheneyville Fr 262 Individuals - Rhodes Reed, Van R. Eunice Fr Redman, Terrie L. Haughton Jr Redmond, Amy L. Houma Fr Remedies, Tammy Shreveport Jr Rhodes, Stacie L. Many Fr For a school the size of NSU to have an Olympic Trials qualifier is something to brag about. However, the one qualifying, high jumper Brian Brown remains humble and modest about his accomplishments. After finishing third in the NCAA indoor high jump competition and fifth in theoutdoorchampionships, Brown had quali- fied for the Olympic Trials. What made this occasion even more meaningful to Brown was the fact the residents of his hometown, New Iberia, raised over $2500 so his parents could attend the competition in Indianapo- lis, IN. "That really touched me, that so many people were sticking behind me," said Brown. Brown got his first taste of the pre- competition jitters when he saw the field site from his hotel room window. "There were some 25,000 people there. I was intense and nervous," Brown said. "But to be nervous just brings out the best in you." After the first day of competition, Brown qualified for the finals. Though he had a nagging heel spur, Brown finished a re- spectable tenth in the nation. "If I'd been healthy, possibly I'd done better, but I was pleased with what I did under the circum- stances." Though Brown has spent countless hours to perfect his high jumping abilities, he takes no credit for where he is today. "I wouldn't be able to jump over four feet without the support of God, my parents, teammates, and friends." Individuals 263 Rice - Rice, Hartwell L. Natchitoches Fr Rice, Jacqueline R. Shreveport Fr Richard, Joyce K. Zwolle Fr Richardson, Kathy Natchitoches Fr Ricks, Rebecca E. Mansfield So Rivera, Wilfredo R. Puerto Rico Fr Rivers, Anna G. Zwolle So Robarge, Vicki M. Broussard So Roberson, Cade E. Calvin So Robertson, Sandra Shreveport Fr Robinson, Andrea Benton Jr Robinson, Connie S. Natchitoches So Robinson, Frank P. Shreveport So Robinson, Lynn Shreveport So Robinson, Rhonda Elton Fr Rodriguez, Debra Shreveport Fr Rose, Beckie L. Bossier City Fr Ross, Rhonda M. Metairie So Roussei, John Shreveport Jr Roy, Jennifer J. Pineville Fr Roy, Mary-Helen S//<te// Fr Rusli, Katrine Indonesia So Rush, Gladys M. Natchitoches Fr Rushing, Alaina J. Alexandria Jr Rutherford, Vonda K. DeRidder So Ryder, Shonda D. Oberlin Fr Sand, Colette M. Moreauville Jr Sanders, James E. Shreveport Jr Sanders, Pamela Shreveport So Sandifer, Rhondi R. Baton Rouge So 264 Individuals - Scott Sampite, Sheila J. Natchitoches So Scarbrough, Kelly Natchitoches So Schneider, Ann M. Chalmette So Scott, Gwendolyn Plain Dealing Jr Scott, Monica D. Shreveport So While most students work their way through school with work study jobs or a part time position at a local business, twenty-two year old junior Dennis Allison maintains his budget through playing music. A member of a three man band named the Mixx, Dennis is a keyboardist and vocalist. The two other members are brothers Rick and Pat Harris, who are both out of school. Allison used to be a member of the NSU Entertainers; but when they folded, he pursued a career with the Mixx. Allison and his band performed at such clubs such as the Student Body, JJ.'s in Ruston, fraternity and sorority parties across North Louisiana, and the river- bank in Natchitoches during the fall semester. The Mixx receives anywhere from four hundred to eight hundred dollars a perform- ance. Dennis would not comment on how much he has made in the past year, but he did say it's just enough to cover his bills. Though money is a reason why Dennis performs al- most every weekend, it's not the only reason. "I'm just glad I'm privileged to play with talented musicians like Rick and Pat. When we come together as a group and we sound good, we please the crowd and get satisfaction from it, " Allison said. Does practicing and performing hinder his studies? "Not really. You just have to make time, " Dennis replied. "School has always tried to come first but it is difficult to perfect both my music and grades at the same time." Though the Mixx is known mainly by the young music lovers through North Louisiana for their top 40 and progressive dance music, Dennis has big goals for the band's future. "I'm in school so I'm not going to set every- thing on making it in a band. I want to make it big for exciting and pleasing people but not necessarily to be rich. You can have all the money in the world and not be happy." Dennis Allison and the Mixx are exactly what the pop music industry needs, down to earth and good- hearted people who want to please their fans first. Individuals 265 Scott - Scott, Pamela Shreveport Fr Seay, Sherry E. Dossier City So Seidler, Harald G. United Kingdom Jr Seiplc, Nancy H. Natchitoches Jr Semien, Gerard Lake Charles So Sepulvado, Kim Many Jr Sepulvado, Randha Shreveport Fr Shelton, Sharon M. Montgomery Jr Shelton, Sherry Bossier City Fr Shores, Melissa Vivian Fr Sibley, Dana Campti i>o Simon, Andrea J. Marshall, TX Jr Simoeaux, John J. Ft. Polk Jr Sims, Victoria England Fr Sisson, Connie L. Natchitoches So Slankster, Dolorice Shreveport Fr Slaton, Mandy J. Rodessa So Slay, John B. Many Jr Smith, Carl Baton Rouge So Smith, Jennifer L. Hessmer Fr Smith, Jo D. DeRidderh Smith, Shavannia M. Leesville Fr Smith, Terrie Stonewall Fr Smith, Thomas R. Shreveport So Smith, Tim Montgomery So Smith, Tracy A. Oberlin So Snead, Anna M. Coushatta Jr Snelling, Kim Shreveport So Sonnier, Louicreacy Joneshoro-Hodge Fr Spencer, Phyllis Mansfield Fr &♦?$♦♦♦ 266 Individuals - Stroud During the hot nights of the fall semes- ter, many NSU dorm residents were awakened by the annoying chirping of menacing crickets in their rooms. Of course, this was not a major campus problem; but it was a hassle. These little crickets took the initiative to over-popu- late the dorms and invade students laundry baskets. What was even worse than to hear a cricket chirping while trying to study was to find a dead cricket with only three legs in your tennis shoe. The uncivilized students would pick the dead insect up with their hands and toss them in the waste basket. However, this was an ordeal for the more "clean" students. "First I'd have to get a piece of construction paper and slide it under their dead bodies. Then I'd go flush them down the toilet," said freshman Shannon Trigg. It was finally brought to the attention of a local pest control business in Natchitoches and the problem was exterminated. Hopefully an insect crisis of this nature will not occur again in the NSU dormitories; but if it does, have some ear plugs and construction paper stored in your closet. Spikes, Gloria L. Lake Charles So Spink, Stacie Shreveport Fr Staats, Candace J. St. Louis, MO Fr Stainbrook, Tammy Shreveport Fr Steele, Sandra J. Many Fr Stephens, Peggy Shreveport Fr Slewart, Lisa G. Natchitoches Fr Stickle, Sarah J. Baton Rouge So Stone, Christopher Newellton Jr Strawther, Lotena Shreveport Fr Strickland, Jackie V. Leesville So Stringer, Shannon L. Shreveport Fr Streetman, Cynthia D Shreveport So Strother, Linda Shreveport Fr Stroud, Toni D. Alexandria fr Individuals 267 Stuart - Stuart, Julie M. Haughion Fr Surane, Robin Shreveporl Jr Sutherland, Tamara Shreveport So Sutton, Lydia Shreveport Fr Sweeney, Harriet J. Bossier City So Sweeney, Jearl L. Campti Fr Swiggard, Catherine Wellsville, NY Fr Taff, Stacey L. Pineville Fr Tappin, Janice D. Bastrop Fr Tate, Tanja A. Many Fr Taulbee, Fred L. Leesville So Tauzin, Michele M. Natchitoches So Taylor, Evan R. Natchitoches So Taylor, Roy E. Bartlett, TN Fr Taylor, Sandra R. Mansfield Jr Terrell, Marjorie L. BlanchardVx Tessier, Matthew W. Baton Rouge So Theus, Shelisa L. Monroe Fr Thibideaux, Angelique Opelousas Fr Thomas, Andrea L. Springfield, VA So Thomas, Julia G. Winnfield So Thomas, Toranya R. Mansfield So Thompson, Robert Bossier City Fr Tietjen, Tar* M. Keithville Fr Tilley, Cynthia Shreveport So Timmers, Tamara Shreveport Fr Tinker, Sandra Bossier City So Tinker, Sara K. DeQuincy Fr Tinsley, Shcrri Minden Jr Tippet, Heather K. Benton, TX Fr 268 Individuals - Waller Tipton, Rhonda C. Ringgold Fr Tcdd, Suzanne Dossier City Fr Tomlinson, James P. Winnfield Fr Toms, Kathleen F. Saline Fr Touchet, Katherine V. Pineville Fr Toussaint, April A. New Orleans Fr Toliver, Yalaunda Y. Natchitoches So Tran, Loan T. New Orleans Fr Trigg, Shannon L. Baton Rouge Fr Troxler, Mark A. Thibodaux So Turbeville, Donna Shreveporl So Turner, Patsy Elm Grove Fr Turner, Tanya F. Mansfield So Tutt, Stacy Shreveport Fr VanBuren, Karyn A. New Orleans Fr Vallien, Pamela Natchitoches Jr Van denBoom, Cheryl Shreveport Jr Vassar, Brandi S. Elysian Fields, TX So Veatch, Elizabeth D. Bossier City So Vercher, Donna L. Forest Hill Jr Vercher, Glyn D. Natchitoches So Venable, Josie B. Plain Dealing Fr Vinson, Earnest M. Pineville Jr Voorhees, John L. Hammond Jr Voorhies, Dina Minden Fr Wadson, Reginald D. Los Angeles, CA Fr Walker, Dina F. Many Jr Wall, A. Melaine Many So Wallace, Dora A. Natchitoches Jr Waller, Dorothea Zwolle So Individuals 269 Walsh - Walsh, Jennifer C. Baton Rouge So Walters, Wendy J. Many So Wang, Jue China Jr Ward, Lisa E. Leesville So Ward, Tim G. Leesville Jr Wardlaw, Harry F. Castor Fr Warren, Christopher Castor Fr Washington, Carla M. Natchitoches Fr Washington, Sarah Minden Fr Waters, Wilfred F. Dallas, TX Jr Weaver, Glenda Bossier City So Weaver, Lisa Bossier City Fr Webb, Lena B. Coushatta Fr Wells, Rosa L. Natchitoches Jr Wells, Sonia Y. Olla So Westmoreland, Terri Natchitoches Fr White, Amy E. Natchitoches Fr White, April R. Jonesville So White, Chester Zwolle Fr White, Gayla A. Jonesville Jr White, Verna Shongaloo So Whitford, Jennifer L. Natchitoches Fr Whitley, Catrell D. New Orleans So Whitley, Clara R. Vidalia Jr Whitstine, Elsie Campti Jr Wiley, Marion S. Homer Fr Willett, Linda A. Dry Prong Jr Williams, Angela D. Kenner So Williams, Chena P. Shrevcport So Williams, Denice Many Fr 270 Individuals - Yount Williams, Eva L. Converse Jr Williams, Janice Many Fr Williams, Jennifer L. Zwolle So Williams, Lisa Natchitoches Jr Williams, Reginald C. Harvey So Williams, Shelia L. Natchitoches Fr Williams, Yolanda S. Alexandria h Wilson, Charlene Shreveport Fr Wilson, Cindy R. Haughton Jr Wilson, Kelle S. Natchitoches Fr Wilson, Vickie K. Leesville Jr Wimberly, Carolyn Minden Fr Winders, Kristi L. Baton Rouge Fr Windham, Shannon D. Natchitoches So Wise, ShondaL. Winnfield So Wolfe, David L. New Orleans Jr Wolfe, Steve Many Jr Womack, Karen D. Winnfield Jr Womack, Melissa C. Winnsboro So Womack, Rebecca Winnfield Jr Wren, Lori Bossier City Jr Wright, Ron Many So Wyatt, D. Neal llaynesville So Wynn, Cynthia Oviedo FL Fr Wynne, Teresa I. Shreveport Fr Individuals 271 p o T P O ; u - ■ Community Edited by Dawn Morris i 272 Community R I 1 9 8 9 • *»*'» z2T Community 273 Natchitoches! Founded in 1714, Natchitoches is Louisiana's oldest settlement, and her history is very rich. That history begins with Natchitoches' own founding hero, Louis Juch- ereau St. Denis. St. Denis was a Canadian Lieutenant who, after resigning his position with the French army, received an impor- tant commission with the Louisiana Province. In the course of his ex- peditions, St. Denis sailed up the Red River to the village of the Natchitoches Indians. Here St. Denis established friendships with these indians. When the position for commandant of Fort St. Jean Baptiste in Natchito- ches opened, St. Denis was chosen. He combined his powerful personality, ex- perience in leadership, and excellent relationship with the area people to ally the indians. Soon after the Louisi- ana indians had been united by St. Denis, Eastern area indians began marauding in the Louisiana Territory. Fort St. Jean Baptiste be- came the main defending point against these invad- ing indians. St. Denis, the men from the Fort, the peaceful indians, and the Spanish soldiers from neighboring Los Adaes (lo- cated outside present day Robclinc) joined to defeat these indians and secure peace in the area. This vacant building used to be the depot for the Natchi- toches, Texas, and Pacific Railroad Station. The build- ing now stands empty. .where the past lives. These accomplish- ments are only a few of the reasons Natchitoches will forever celebrate the mem- ory of St. Denis. A no longer used but still present reminder of Natchitoches' past is the old railroad station. This de- pot stands as a reminder of the days when the railroad ran a passenger service through town. The Police Jury first set aside funds for the rail- road in 1852. The funds were to be raised by a tax levied on parish real estate. The money was paid in five installments and totaled $250,000. This line connected Natchitoches with New Orleans, Shreveport, and many other cities through- out the state. The railroad was a symbol of progress and helped keep Louisiana even with other states in the age of growing tech- nology. One of the railroads greatest conveniences was speedy travel. Before the railroad, the trip from Natchitoches to New Or- leans and back took thirty to forty days. With the completion of the railroad, the trip could be made in one day with only one switchover in Cypress. Even though the ex- citing days of railroad travel are long gone, the now empty Natchitoches Texas and Pacific Railroad Station will stand as a reminder of how travel used to be. This historical marker com- memorates two of Natchitoches' founding dates. THE CITY OF NATCHITOCHES Founded by St. Denis, 1714; the oldest permanent settlement in Louisiana and the entire Louisiana Purchase territory west of the Mississippi. On this site. Fort St. Jean Baptiste was built about 1715. 274 History The Fleur-De-Lis is seen all aroundtown. This symbolic flower is a reminder of the strong French heritage in the area. The history of Natchi- toches is not only a story of people but a story of places as well. One such histori- cal location is the Fort St. Jean Baptiste, located on what was at the ti me the Red River. The fort's beginnings were meager - only two small log cabins occupied by a few French Canadians. These two small cabins became the first lasting European settlement in the area that was to become known as the Louisiana Purchase. In 1715, the fort's sec- ond year, the French turned the humble setUement into a military post to protect Natchitoches from the Span- iards who were raiding in Texas. This move made the fort official. The Canadi- ans named the structure af- ter their patron saint - St. *^v ■MP ma^ammmm DHBBP**j Jean Baptiste. Despite its military function, the fort's main concern was trading. It was an outpost for French trad- ers who bartered and sold animal pelts, salt, bear oil and other goods. The next big change in the fort's history occured in 1732 when structural changes and improvements were made to the original structure. The first changes were the erection of additional buildings to the site such as barracks, a small warehouse and a warehouse keeper's home. Second, St Denis himself decided to replace the rotting logs that formed the palisade. In addition to replacing the existing out- side logs, St. Denis had a second, shorter wall in- stalled around the inner pe- rimeter, making a palisade of double thickness. Less than a decade later, Fort St. Jean Baptiste fell to Spanish rule. For a while Fort St. Jean Baptiste has been kept open by the Office of State Parks as an historical site so that present and future generations can continue to explore the ways of their an- cestors. Spain continued to use the site as a trading center, but because its original purpose of protecting the territorial boundary no longer applied, the Spanish allowed the con- dition of the fort to deterio- rate into ruin. In 1979, recontruction of the fort began. The new structures were built in ac- cordance with the original architect's plans and exten- sive historical research. An attempt was made to fash- ion all of the materials used in the construction in the way the first materials were made. Also, the new build- ers tried to use only goods from around the area of Natchitoches. Evidence of Natchito- ches' vivid history is plain not only in the monuments and museums located in the area but also in the every- day sights. One of these common scenes is the entire campus of the universtiy. Some of the buildings date back to over a century ago. Perhaps the most obvi- ous display of the age of Natchitoches is Front Street. That one street runs through the middle of the historical district, faces the Cane River, and possesses the charm of original bricked streets. 1 Beautiful Front Street is perhaps the best place to go to enjoy all of Natchitoches' history in one place. There you can wander leisurely down old-fashioned brickstreets, aze peacefully at the river, and dream of life in another time. History 275 Romeo (Gregory Payne) and Juliet (Amy Slade) meet for the first time and fall in love during the LRT production o/Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare. Tieateir The Premiere Season On Friday, October 7, 1988, 8:00 p.m., the curtain rose as the Louisiana Rep- ertory Theater began its premiere season at North- western State University. The season kicked off with Romeo and Juliet, the clas- sic Shakespeare tragedy re- membered for its romance rather than its tragedy. This season of the Louisiana Repertory Thea- ter also included Noises Off, an hilarious English farce by Michael Frayn, Anna Christie, the play for which Eugene O'Neill won his second Pulitzer Prize, /' m Not Rappaport, the 1986 Tony-Award winning play by Herb Gardner and The Dickens Christmas Carol Show, a musical adaption of the popular Charles Dickens novel, A Christmas Carol. Romeo and Juliet are the "star-crossed lovers," the boy and girl who fall in love at first sight, all the while knowing that their families are mortal ene- mies. The love of the young couple transcends the ran- cor of Montagues and Capulets. They devise a fated plan that promises to bring them together, but docs so at the cost of their story of a troupe of third- rate actors touring a low- budget farce through the small towns of England. The play-within-a-play, entitled Nothing On, in- volves a real estate agent and his lover who meet for a rendezvous at an English country home. Soon the real estate agent and nis lover discover that they share the house with a dizzy maid, an Ara- bian sheik, at least one bur- glar, and a couple attempt- ing to dodge the tax collec- tor. Doors slam, pants fall down, and props, like sar- dines and cactus plants, keep popping up to get in their way. Anna Christie is being presented in celebra- hves. tion of the 100th anniver- sary of the playwright O'Neill's birth. His play is a powerful story of love, of shattered ideals, and of eventual redemption, set against the misty backdrop of "that old devil spa." In the play, Anna Christie is reunited with her sea-captain father, Chris Christopherson, after a long separation. Happy at first, Anna plans a "new" life for herself and feels that she can get away with it — until Matt Burke shows up, falls in love with Anna, and, in doing so. threatens to lift the shadow from her unsa- vory past. The heart-warming comedy I'm Not Rappa- port, which ended its long Noises O/f depicts the Cast members of the LRT production of Noises Off are seen here embroiled in one of the many madcap scenes inthis hilarious farce by Miachael Frayn. lid Louisiana Repertory Theater Nat (Warren Hammack) and Midge (Gary Watt) share a moment of friendship in the LRT production of I'm Not Rappaport by Herb Gardner. Chris Christopher son (Scott Edmonds) and his long-lost daughter Anna (Pamela White), find contentment and new happi- ness aboard Chris's coal barge in the LRT production of Anna Christie. and successful Broadway run in mid-January of 1988, concerns Nat and Midge, two elderly gentlemen who weigh the sorrows of aging against the joys of experi- ence and independence from their favorite bench in New York's Central Park. Play wright Gardner's script fully captures the charm and dignity of these spunky and streetwise octo- genarians as they use their wits to fight off muggers and postpone evictions. Following the six-week run, the Louisiana Reper- tory Theater at Northwest- ern State University pre- sented as a special Christ- mas feature The Dickens Christmas Carol Show, written by Arthur Sholcy, with music by Norman Becdic. This all-time favor- ite is the story of giving, and of learning to give, that has for generations warmed hearts and reminded many of the true spirit of Christ- mas. Louisiana Repertory Theater 111 Dolly Partort delighted fans at the Northwestern State Uni- versity vs. Southwest Missouri game in Turpin Stadium. Parton sang her hit, "9 to 5," and was accompanied by the Spirit of North- western Marching Band. Thanks to Bobby Har- ling, Herbert Ross, and the six lovely ladies of Steel Magnolias, Natchitoches' summer residents feel like old movie hands. From those who participated in the film -- as extras, produc- tion staffers, gofers, etc. -- to those who just stood on the streets and watched, all residents had the feeling of being a part of movie mak- ing history. Natchitoches' time as "Little Hollywood" lasted from late June until mid- Scptcmber. By the start of the Fall semester, the towns- folk did not ever look twice if Olympia Dukakis was working out at Body World or Shirley MacLaine stood next to them in line at the Movie Market. Heidi Her- nandez, NSU student and cmployeeatT.C.'s Yogurt, said, "Shirley MacLaine came in at least once a week this summer. To me, each lime was really exciting!" A few of the summer's movie memories include partying with Tom Skerritt, Dolly Parton singing dur- ing halftime at NSU's first home football game, sweat- ing through an extra Christ- mas Festival in September, and the delight of the Easter Bunny in August. The movie contributed to Natchitoches in ways other than fun, games, memories, and work. Tommy Whitehead, NSU's liaison to Steel Magnolias, said having the movie in town was a great boost to community spirit as well as the economy in the area. Betty Jones, Director of the Chamber of Commerce, agrees. "The psychologi- cal value for Natchitoches was something money couldn't buy." Local businessman, Don Nichols of the Mariner Seafood and Steakhouse, was pleased with this summer's increased busi- ness. "People who don't usually go out were out more often, hoping to see someone famous." Some of the more practical and evident side benefits received by the city of Natchitoches were street improvements. Freshly painted street lines, extra left-turn sig- nals on the bridges, and the beginning of a street overlay project met the cast and crew upon arrival in Natchitoches. With many visitors expected in Natchitoches, clarifica- tions of traffic flow were needed. "Natchitoches has so many unique intersec- tions that all those extra people wouldn't know how to get around town without the signals," com- mented David Antilley II, a junior at NSU. Each individual sum- mer resident of Natchito- ches now carries a "movie story" to tell their grand- children. ". . .1 remember the Summer of '88. That's the year The Movie came to town. . ." "Do what?" seems to be the question Anne lie, portrayed by Daryl Hannah , is asking as she attempts to liven up the exterior ofTruvy's Beauty Shop with a string of Christmas lights. 278 Movie Summer The Summer TM W Came to Our Town Natchitoches native Robert Harling keeps an eye on the happenings on the set of the motion picture produciton of his hit off-Broadway play, Steel Magnolias. Steve McCormick is the center of attention at a farewell party when fall term started and he quit his job as a production assistant. Steel Magnolias' six lovely ladies, Julia Roberts, Olympia Dukakis, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Sally Field and Daryl Hannah, attend their first press meeeting in Natchito- ches. The meeting was held inNSU's Student Union Ballroom . Movie Summer 279 Bed & Breakfast Houses Unique Accommodations in a Unique City Visitors to Natchito- ches are greeted not only by friendly people, beautiful surroundings and fascinat- ing history, but also by unique accommodations — Natchitoches' many Bed and Breakfast houses. Several B&B's throughout the area offer a pleasant and unusual way to enjoy the city. Not only do these places provide the experience of actually liv- ing for a while in houses steeped in history, but they also allow travelers to get away from the normal rou- tine of ordinary hotels. B&B's are a quaint way to enjoy a visit in Natchitoches. Home-style comfort and convenience are a key to their success. Some include a swimming pool, some are furnished with antiques while others are graced with local arts and crafts. In their own way, every home gives a extraordinary look at the history of the area through their decor and the stories the houses can tell. Oneof the nicest bene- fits of these houses is their proximity to the Historic District of Natchitoches. The majority of the bed and breakfasts are located within walking distance of down- town Natchitoches, Cane River and several area his- torical sites. The Fleur de Lis Bed and Breakfast offers the closest imitation of family life. Guests may enjoy the freedom of touring Natchi- toches or the pleasure of staying home in the cozy family atmos- phere offered by the hosts. The Chaplin House was originally built in 1892 and is cur- rently listed on the National Historical Register. The home is protected by an Historic Preservation Grant issued by the Divi- sion of Archaeology and Historic Restoration. 280 Bed and Breakfasts Ducournau Square is the courtyard adjacent to the Cloutier Town House. Visitors to the Cloutier Town House may enjoy the atmosphere of the square behind their lodgings and a view of Front Street from the front windows. Out-of-town visitors are not the only ones who enjoy the pleasure of the inns. Natchitoches natives have been known to spend a weekend of being pampered by the joy and downhome luxury of a B&B. Michelle Mayeux, long- time resident of Natchito- ches, finds a weekend get- away refershing. "It's nice to spend time in your home- town as a guest. You get a new view of everyday things you usually take for granted." Included in a night's accommodations are cozy living quarters, a continen- tal breakfast and usually complimentary wine. So if you want to experience the charm of Natchitoches, vacation in town and spend a night at a local B&B. v*' I ■■■■ ;-*.- Within walking distance of the B&£' s, downtown Front Street is a great place for Bed and Breakfast guests to visit. The area offers stunning architecture, tranquil scenery, and nifty stores where one can browse or buy things from handmade crafts to cast iron skillets. Natchitoches' pride in her history is not dulled by the rapid progress of business. Even new additions to old buildings keep the pride in history alive by blending with the original architec- ture. Bed and Breakfasts 281 Cultural Events Series Makes the Most of Leisure Time Students tired of the same old pizza and movie routine were treated to sev- eral award-winning per- formances co-sponsored by Northwestern's Cultural Events Series and the Stu- dent Activities Board. Tony Smith, Cultural Events Chairman, said "The series was really successful and it brought a big crowd." Some of the headlin- ing performances included a piano recital by Delphin and Romaine, the national touring production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and the Ballet de Montreal EddyToussaint, along with a sell-out concert by the world-famous jazz pianist, Ray Charles. A dynamic piano concert was performed by the well-known duo, Edwin Romaine and Wilfred Del- phin, who is a native of Natchitoches. The perform- ance, sponsored by SAB, captivated the audience with both classical and current pieces. A lively madcap mur- der mystery, The Mystery of Edwin Drood is the only musical in theater history that lets the audience vote Edwin Romaine tells the audience about their next mu- sical selection while partner Wilfred Delphin listens atten- tively. Who killed Edwin Drood? The Chairman (Stephen LeBlanc, center) introduces a few of the suspects, who all want the audience to choose them as the killer in The Mys- tery of Edwin Drood. 282 Cultural Events Series on the ending. The show was awarded "Best Musi- cal" in 1985. It also won five Tony Awards along with the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. The production also claimed the Edgar Award for Best Play from the Mystery Writers of America. The Ballet de Mon- treal Eddy Toussaint, an internationally-known bal- let company from Montreal in Quebec, Canada, com- bines classical and modern dance styles. The Eddy Toussaint represents Que- bec throughout the world, earning an outstanding repu- tation for its original style. The company drew world attention with its perform- ance during the closing cere- monies of the 1976 Sum- mer Olympic Games in Montreal. Chorus members of The Mystery of Edwin Drood per- form a spirited dance during the Music Hall Royale's theme song, "Off to the Races." Performing Mozart' s Re- quiem, the Ballet de Montreal Eddy Toussaint displays the artistic style that won them international acclaim. Cultural Events Series 283 P O T P O U Edited by Tina Dutile 284 Closing R R I 1 9 8 9 • Closing 285 Picking up last minute supplies for mid-terms, Jeff Neely pays Rill Cedars, an employee of the University Bookstore. During the final steps of a chemical experiment, Jennifer Loukota pours chemicals into petri dishes to cultivate a new pathogen. JN orth western... not just a place to receive an educa- tion, but an atmosphere that provides an opportunity for making lifetime friends and reaching academic goals. In an effort to participate in the wide variety of activities around campus, students expanded their views, worked with others, and even took part in everyday events that provided exciting new experiences... where they made their mark. 286 Closing Closing 287 Enjoying a park bench and the convenient shade of one of the many oak trees around Varnado Hall, Kelly Dawson and Glenn Moorman check over their notes before going to class. < UMjmm _ W JN ineteen eighty-nine ... a year marked by personal accomplishments and university- wide triumphs. Students of Northwestern proved they could make a difference in class, on the job and on the playing fields. In every aspect OI CampUS lite, It WaS a year OI ^/fce Holmes takes lime out between classes to read the newspaper in the Student Union. Making Our Mark. 288 Closing Marvin Dorsey is one of the few students who actually finds mail in their post office box. Insuring that his car will go "boom", Lance Stunt- baugh makes some repairs to his radio. Yvonne Randazzo and Lisle Bergman stop outside Russell Hall to look over a book. Closing 289 • POT P O U y m I Edited by Dawn Morris 290 Index - t R R I 19 8 9 • . J^,;;;;-- >^'^-v"''^;';-'--v^',.. Vim. - i aafcifli^Bc'^v.V^. "dr- i 4 . -i /ndex 291 Index Abercromhie , Stacy234 Ackcrson, Christy D. 121, 234 Adams, MarvinG. 224 Adams , Tracy 2 2 4 Affeltranger, Cindy 120, 126, 224 Affeltranger , Tammy L. 234 Ainsworth , JanelleL. 109, 234 Airhart , Anna 2 02 Airhart , Arlene2 1 8 Akuno , Emily A. 2 24 Alexander , Earl 224 Alexander , Sandra K. 234 Alford , Dcnise 65 Alford , Mary D. 234 Alford, Robert P. 120, 129 A lien , Adrienne2 3 4 Allen , ArthurS. 218 Allen , CarolG. 218 Allen , Chuck 1 12 Allen , JenniferC. 234 Allen , Jerry L. 218 Allison, MorganT. 234 Allrcd , Kristin224 Allums, Randy D. 234 Alost , Alma 13, 195 Alost , Robertl3, 194, 204, 205 Altcnburger, Dcnniscl28 Anders , Mike 4 5 Anders , Teresa F. 234 Anderson, Anettall8 Anderson, Detra L. 224 Anderson , Jennifer L. 234 Anderson, K i in be rl v 2 2 4 Anderson, Lc Ann 4 1 Anderson , Theresa M . 234 Anderson , Tina M. 75, 128, 234 Anderson, Tommic234 Anding, James224 Andrews , Daryl 5 7 Andrews. Nicki 122 Andrews, NicoleT. 23 4 Angely, Rhonda 2 24 Antcc , Kim 195 Antilley , DavidL. 234 Antilley , Melissa J. 234 Applegate, MaryD. 120, 124, 234 Armand , Keith P. 163, 234 Armand , Penny E. 234 Arnett, DcniseM. 234 Arnold , Brad 5 7 Arnold , Theresia 126, 128 Arthur , Rhonda L. 128, 234 Ashcroft , PatriciaB. 224 A tkinson , Brian 197 Altaway , TinaM. 234 Atwcll, StehpanieS. 234 Aucoin, Gwendolyn234 Aymond , Vanessa G. 121, 224 Ayrcs, Faye A. 234 Ayrcs , John4 1 A zlin , Lucy A. 23 4 Bacon , Brent 12 2 Baglcy . I.ela 2 3 4 Bailey , Chuck97 Bailey, Shawn 97, 121 Baker, JesseB. 234 Baker, PainelaJ. 235 Balcntine, TwylaD. 119, 224 Ballcnger , Grady 191, 218 Ranlarics, Mary 125, 218 Barbc, Bobby K. 235 Barbcrousse , Dale W. 235 Bari, RichardS. 224 Marker , Don 1 7 Barnes , Allen 3 8 Barnett , Diana 2 3 5 Barr , Marilyn235 Rarridge, B. D. 2 1 8 Barton , Max 129 Basco , l.lnadaire 2 2 4 Rates, Mikcl 12 Baudoin , Elizabeth224 Bean, Paul E. 235 Beardon , 1.2 18 Bcasley , Georgia B. 218 Bcaubocuf , Jeffery 65, 128 Beaudoin , Sherry D. 235 Beck , Margaret E. 22 4 Beck, MindyF. Ill, 235 Beech , Grcg235 Beeson , Danny 122 Bell, Brett 126 Bell, Jeanniel22 Bemont , Lori 12 4 Benjamin , Cloyd 23 5 Benjamin, Mary224 Bennett , Karren 122 Bennett, Robert51, 122 Benny , Tricia 23 6 Benson, Shefly34, 51 Bcntrup, Edward A . 236 Bergeron, DavidS. 236 Bergeron, Ricky 123, 125 Bergeron , Scott30, 46 Bernard, Laurie 124 Bernard, Marsha 124 Bcrnucho, Yvonne210 Berry, Chad 105 Bethel, Cindy 30, 48, 49 Betz, Traci 129 Bienvenu, Kathryn236 It ill en , Christinc236 Bin/., Viola236 Bitowski, B i II ie 2 1 8 Black shire. Michael 236 Blackston, ChandraJ. 129, 224 Blackwcll , Gingcr236 Blake , Ronnie74, 86, 87 Blakeway , Sandra A. 224 Blancheck, NorAnn2 18 Blankenship, Tammyl76 Bobb, MillctteR. 236 Boh b , Volanda 2 3 6 Bogan , Karen 23 6 Bonilla, Luisl23, 236 Bonner, Cathcrine218 Bonncttc. Elizabcth30, 36, 51, 74, 105 Bonnet te , Lisa 63 Bonsail, Frances236 Booker , Lisa . VI . 236 Boone, Judy 2 1 8 Bostick, Lisa218 Bostick, Thad 121, 236 Bosworth , Alicc218 Bouc, Janctll8, 236 Boudreau , Madclyn 116, 129 Boudreau , Marilyn 112 Boudreaux, Pamela 2 3 6 Roughton , Linda 12 7 Boutte, Harold218 Boutte, John2 18 Bowcn , KimR. 22 4 Bowie , Mel vin 75, 87 Bowman , Beth 5 1 Boyd , Bcrnadctte2 1 8 Boyd , Bertrand218 Boyd, Larry 97 Boyct, Caryl236 Boyctt , Donald75, 99 Boyctt, Judy236 Bradford, Kimberly 236 Bradley, Jr.,ThomasL. 122 Bradshaw, Terry 13 7 Brashear , Jim 23 6 Breaux , Jennifer 122 Breckenridgc, Patty 49, 236 Brent, BIII4, 123 Brent, William218 Bridges, Kelley75 Brister , Joey 12 7 Broadway , Eddy 3 4 Broadway , Judith 121, 126, 22* Brock, DorisS. 236 Brockman, Judy236 Brokenberry, Kaye236 Brookes , Jenifer 236 Rrooks, Annette 236 Brooks, JenniferC. 236 Brooks, Monique236 Broom, Candy 128 Brossct , Michelc237 Broussard, Charlottc237 Rroussard , Pamela A. 237 Brown , Ashley 236, 252 292 Index ^- Brown , Brent A. 163, 224 Brown, Brian 74, 121, 163, 166 Brown, Christy 118, 224 Brown , David 236 Brown , Denise L. 224 Brown, Gerald 72, 82, 236 Brown , ,1 i in i 2 2 4 Brown, JuanitaF. 224 Brown, Kcndralyn75, 236 Brown , Marilyn 23 6 Brown, Miriam 122, 127, 212,224 Brown, Nancy 236, 238 Brown, Robert L. 51, 125, 238 Brown, RoyalA. 218 Brown, RudgerickV. 225 Brown , ValarieM. 238 Brown, Yolanda238 Browning, Kimbcrly 34, 50, 238 Bruetch , Rob57 Brunt, Vicki238 Brush , LaCreshia238 Bryant, Anita 126, 238 Bryant, Bi 1 1 2 1 8 Bryant , Teresa 7 5 Bryson , Lisa 2 3 8 Budwah , Vickic23 8 Buford , Patricia238 Burke, Paula225 Burkctt, Jeff43 Burleigh , Elaine 119, 212, 225 Iturlingaine , Rusty 1 1 2 Burns , Urenda K. 2 2 4 Burns , Thomas A. 218 Burr , Janice L. 2 25 Burroughs , Sara 2 18 Burton, Nina238 Bush , Karcn23 8 Bush , Mike 120 Bush , Tamara 3 6 Bush, Van50 Buzbec, Michelle36, 37 Byelick , Dan 12 1 Bynog , CharlesL. 238 Byrd, BridgcttM. 238 The Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band goes to great lengths to ensure that their music is wonderful enough to inspire great cheers from Demon fans. Band members adjust to the heat while practicing for the upcoming football season. Cacioppo , Frank J . 238 Calhoun , Sandra G. 238 Callahan, Gene47 Cambria , Sam 43 Cameron , Neil 2 1 8 Canalcs, Melissa K. 10, 53, 127,214 Canficld, Marlenc 128, 238 Cannon , Angela G. 225 Cannon, Tommy238 Caple , Deborah L. 238 Cardwcll, Christine225 Carll, Marshall 1 13 Carlson , Stevc86, 87 Carr , Leon 163 Carroll , Ricky 163 Carson, Marlcne238 Carter, Andrea 1 7 8 Carter, Carol J. 238 Carter, Carolyn 23 8 Carter, ChrisS 1 Carter, Harold C. 23 8 Carter, LaPriddiaT. 23 8 Carter , Paul A. 75, 99, 129, 238 Carter, StacieM. 238 Carter , Tracy 3 6 Casson, LindaF. 239 Castillo , HadleyJ. 24 Castillc, John M. 239 Castillo, Carlol23 Causey, StephanicL. 51, 239 Cedars, TcrriS. 23 9 Chadick, Stan2 18 Chamberlain , Sheryl 118, 225 Chance, AngclaO." 239 Chance, Charmin D. 240 Chand Chitkara2 1 8 Chandler, Miranda225 Chandler , Sharon E. 240 Chanpagne, Tanya 168 Charles, ClaraT. 240 Chatman , Lawrence 163 Chclctte, Judy D. 240 Chelctte, TinaG. 240 Chesson , Angle 12 4 Childress, Pamcla240 Choate , Donnie 2 40 Christensen . Fern 123, 218 Clark, Wanda R. 2 40 Claud, SilviaA. 212, 227 Clay, Valll5 Clemens, Amanda 2 2 (> Cleveland, Johnny 99 Cleveland, StacieL. 240 Clifford, SeanM. 117, 240 Clifton , Jerry V. 226 Cloutier , Christi 49 Cloutier, Stcphaniel60 Cobb, PatriciaR. 240 Cochran , DeAnna 111 Cochran , Kathleen 2 18 Cockrell, Bobby 12 Coffey, Patricia 122 Coficld, Rosezila226 Cokcr, Gordon E. 2 19 Cole, ReathaD. 2 19 Cole, Waylon R. 122, 240 Coleman, Catherine240 Colcy , AliciaM. 240 Collins, Deborah K. 226 Christensen , Raymond 122, 123, 218 Col lins , Gary 1 2 8 Christmas , Frances K. 162, 164, 240 Conley , Arementa 2 2 6 Clark , Chris240 Conly , Tammy 119, 226 - Index 293 One of the highlights of the fall semester was the Ray Charles concert sponsored by theNatchitoches/NorthwesternSymphony Society. OnSeptember29, 1988, Charles delighted a near capacity crowd at Prather Coliseum. Connor , Alison 12 5 Cook, Angela 6 4 Cook, CarrieE. 240 Cook , Eban 75 Cook, ErskineG. 30, 240 Cook , Ingrid 240 Cook, ThelmaS. 226 Coolcy, Bernic 7 2 Cooper, EdgarK. 163, 226 Cooper, Elizabeth 2 4 Cooper , Tracey M. 240 Cope, Holly 116 Cordova , MichelleD. 240 Coriell , Lee 1 2 1 Cosby, Chuck99 Cotton , Debbiel28 Cotton , Richard 1 28 Couch , Charlesl25 Coutee , ReginaG. 240 Covington, Thomas2 19 Cox, Annc226 Cox, CharlesP. 99, 129, 240 Cox, KimberlyA. 226 Cox, Shercel07 Cox, Sonyal78 Craig, Anthony D. 129, 240 rraig Yolanda 1 2 9 ('rain , Tim 6 4 Cranford, Billy H. 122, 240 Crappell , Keith43 Crawford , Stacy L. 240 Credit, Donna L. 240 Creed, Eric 4 3 Creigton , Walter 126, 219 Cresap , Karen 5 Crocker , Brenda D. 240 Crook , DonaldWarr 124 Crossno, Virginia219 Crow, RandallA. 37, 212, 226 Crow, Randy 12, 37, 107, 121, Crumpton , TerriL. 50, 240 Culotta, KimberlyA. 241 Cunningham, JuandalynnG. 226 Cupp, Calvin W. 125 Curcton, Alfred E. 241 Curcton , DebraG. 24 1 Curless , Ann 33 Cutler, Jackie36 Daiglc, Jeff99 Daiglc, Paul 199 Dale, SonjaR. 226 DSmato , Jean2 1 9 Dance, Myrl G. 51, 128, 226 Danos, Carla A.. 24 1 Darby , Terrie 2 2 6 Davenport, Williel37 Davis , Celeste242 Davis, Chester 87, 163, 166 Davis, Colleen M. 2 19 Davis, LindaN. 24, 37, 242 Davis, LolaG. 242 Davis, MarkA. 226 Davis , Rebecca J . 242 Davis, Scott38 Davis , Tommy 13 7 Davis, WilliamA. 219 Day, Nickl44 Dean, H.Trac 2 42 Dean , Pamela J . 2 42 Deaton , TheresaM. 242 DeBlieux, Tonial25 DeBusk, Laura 58 Decker, Celia219 Decker , Charmaine R. 242 Dcen , Kimberly K. 242 Delahoussaye , Lori A. 242 Delano , KerrieL. 242 Dcmery , Theresa C. 226 Demon, VicThe 38 Dennis , Angela 12 7 Dennis , Sandra 219 Dennis, William H. 219 Derrick, JillS. 242 Deshotcls , Lesseley 119, 226 DcWerff, Geoff99 DcWitt , Kenneth 150, 163 Dezcndorf , Adrienne A. 226 Dibrell, Henry W. 51, 129, 242 Dickens, Bill 2 1 9 DiDonato, JuanM. 124, 226 Dictzel , Paul 137 Diggs, Debra79 Digirolamo, Toniall8, 226 DiMaria, Dina242 Divetro, Pat41 Dixon, AngelaK. 242 Dobbins, David A. 219 Doirou, ValerieM. 226 Doll , Glorial03 n omingue, Damianl05 n y , Dayna 50 Dorsey , Marvin 2 4 2 Dotson , MeredithR. 242 Dovvdcn , Beverly G. 242 Dowden , Sarah A. 242 Doxtatcr , Larry A. 242 Dranguct, Marilyn36 Driskill , Brian 134, 141, 149 Dugas , Scott37, 61 Dukakis, Olympia6, 57 Dukes , Tammacee M. 242 Dumars, Juanita242 Dunavcnt , Chrissy Dunn, YvetteT. 120, 242 Dupas, Victoria242 Duplechien , Tony 103 Dupre, Dan J. 57, 226 Durham, Trina J. 128, 242 Durlabhji, Subhash 2 1 9 Durr, Daniel219 Dutile, Tina8, 12, 29, 53, 108 Duty, Russell W. 226 Dyson , E.Lyn 242 Ebarb, Ester242 Ebarb , Frederick A. 242 Ebarb, Jocl99 Ebarb, ShereeL. 242 Ebarb , Sheri D. 2 43 Edwards, Al 82, 149, 163, 166 Effcrson , Michellel33 Eitcl, Bcth34 Ellcrbce, YulandaR. 243 Elliot, R.Step 219 Elliott . Dr. Stephen 128 Ellis, John243 Ellis, Pete 1 44 Emanuel, MelindaK. 129, 243 Emmons, Johnniel60 Engcron , Karen 30, 49, 51, 111, 243 English , Joe75, 163 En loc , Sony a 2 4 4 Enloe, SonyaK. 244 Enslcy , Van 75, 86, 87 Epplcr, Dr. Thomas L. 124, 219 Erath, Stefan 12 Eserman , Misty L. 244 F.stcs , Karissa 1 2 9 Ethcridgc , Dawn P. 244 294 Index Evans, AllenL. 34, 73, 75, 111, 244 Evans, Alyson244 Evans, AndrcwF. 226 Every , Lynn 2 1 3 Ewoldscn, PennyS. 244 Ezcll, Lorl2 44 Faecone , Steven R. 124, 244 Fair, LatishaA. 195, 213, 226, Fairbanks , Melissa A. 244 Fairchild, DarrellW. 226 Falcon , BrettP. 244 Fannin , Dee Ann 2 4 4 Fant , Lenny 13 7 Fargey , Laura Farley , Sherry 74, 79 Farmer , Cindy 2 4 4 Faust, FeliciaR. 226 Favrc , Tracey L. 244 Fclthcr , Jennifer L. 244 Feltner, Jenny 125 Fcrgcrson , Geraldine244 Fergcrson , Lavell244 Ferguson , Donna K. 244 Ferguson , John D. 226 Ficklin , Crawford23 Fields, VernassaC. 244 Finn , Pete 1 2 9 Fischer, Jeffl22 Fisher , Tracy 5 Fitc, Bcth2 19 I- it/.williain , Shayne 160, 161 Flacy , Theresa E. 244 Fleming , A.Tho 2 1 9 Fletcher, Brian P. 244 Fletcher , Craig244 Fletcher, Keith M. 244 Fletcher , \Ii>na 2 1 9 Flint, Russell L. 244 Floranc, Shanda 120, 125, 244 Florcs-Gomez , Roberto 123, 244 Flynn , Ethan A. 124, 244 Fontcnot , Daren 12 6 Fonlcnot, Mlchellel26, 128 Ford, Bradley 67, 121 Ford , Dora A. 2 44 Forgcy , Laura 2 44 Forrest , Don 7 5 Foshec , Tammie R. 244 Fowler , Jennifer L. 244 Fowler, Kimberly245 Fox, DcbraL. 245 Fradclia , Casey 1 2 8 Francis, Debbiel07 Frank , Melissa M . 27, 74, 120, 245 Franklin, Debra L. 245 Franklin, LajuanaS. 227 Franks, JaniceJ. 245 Frashcr, Mary K. 227 Frazier , Paul 144 Freeman , Eric 4 1 Freeman, MoniqueR. 74, 246 Freeman, Sean L. 246 Freeman , William H. 227 Frillcs , Tyrone 7 5 Frost, AngelaA. 246 Fryar, Kent 97, 227 Fuller, Michelle L. 2 46 Fuller , Tonya 119 Funderburk , Jason 12 2 Funk , Chris75 Galloway, Gil 139, 142 Garcia, Kimberly246 Garder , Tina 2 4 6 Gardner, Brian K. 246 Gardner, YachecaL. 246 Gary, Stepanie246 Gaspard , Holly 112, 128 Gauthicr, Andrea 118, 246 Gaye, John 129 Gayer, MichelleL. 122 Gentry , AngelaG. 27, 227 (•entry, G a ry A . 246 Gentry, Jaclyn246 George, Rosill9 Gernhauser, KirstenR. 30, 168, 227 Gibson , Randall99 Giddens. LisaD. 3, 246 A familiar sight at the annual Natchitoches Christmas Festival is the Northwestern Demon Yell Leaders. Over the years the Yell Leaders have been a constant source of school spirit and added Christmas cheer. Index 295 G id low , Leigh 2 4 6 Gilbert, Raymond M. 219 Gill, Amy E. 59, 246 Gill, Sheryl 124, 246 Gillan , Robert2 19 Gilliam , Hetty 246 Gilliand, Charlotte K. 246 Girtmon , Paxton M. 246 Gi vens , Janelle 73, 246 Gladncy, Dee Dee2 4 6 Glorioso, ThereseC. 246 Glover, Jeff74 Gonzalez, Deborah 2 46 Goodbar , Loyd 2 4 6 Gordon, CarrieL. 246 Gorin , Claudia A. 246 Gormsen , Frankie L. 246 Goscy , Marilyn 67, 227 Grafton , Angela M. 246 Graham , Edward 194, 206 Granger, Tyrone74 Grant , .lane 2 46 Grant , Jerry 1 2 2 Grant, Richard 122 Grant, Tracy J . 246 Gray, David 1 22 Gray , Jacqueline R . 247 Gray , JohnD. 247 Gray , Phyllis 126 Grayson, Linda 177, 179 Green , David 7 5 Green , Jamie E. 247 Green , Sharon F. 247 Green, Yavette A. 79, 247 Greer, ShannonJ. Ill, 49, 247 Gregg, Kelil29 Gregory, Hiram F. 2 19 Griffin, Robin L. 247 Grimm , Rich41 Gross, AndriaR. 247 Guay , Melanie 2 47 Guay, MelindaA. 247 Guenthen, LisaM. 127, 227 Guerrero , Burt 4 7 Guidry , BonnieJ. 248 Guidry , Karen A. 30, 227 Guilliot, Sherylyn I). 248 C ii i II or y , Kenny99 Guillory , Pamela K. 248 Guillory , Renee2 48 Guillory, StacieL. 99, 248 Guillory , Wesley R. 117, 248 Guin. Jennifer L. 248 Gullcdge , Myra 121 Gunn , Robert 126, 129 Gurtner, Paxton75 Gwilt , Randi 248 Hailouz, Jamall23, 124 Haines, Allen L. 227 Haley , James207 Haley, Marilyn59 Haley, Paula L. 37, 248 Haley, Scott24, 37, 57, 106 Hall , Donald 86 Hall, Hurst 2 1 9 Hall , Stephanie M. 248 Hamilton, Wanda J . 248 Hampshire, CaroleLyn 125, 213 Hanegan , Brian99 II a n kins, Shannon 2 48 Hannah, Daryl57, 278 Hanson , Alissa J . 36, 248 Hanson , Leah R. 228 Hardmun , CarlB. 248 Hardwick, JohnC. 99, 248 Hargrove, Stephanie219 Harman , Bobbie248 Harmon , Bob99 Harmon , Fred 2 19 Harney , Claire E. Harney , ClaireE. 228 Harper. Grady 2 19 Harper, Judy M. 248 Harrell , Brian 75, 103 Harrington , Andrea L. 248 Harris, Brett 12 Harris, Patsy D. 248 Harrison , Andy 99, 129 Harrison, CindySl Harrison, Jamesl 29 Haskins, Harriet E. 121, 248 Hastings, Elizabeth A. 129, 248 Hataway , Keith W. 228 Hatfield, Lori37 Hathaway , Kevin 122 Hathorn , ChantelleL. 228 Hattaway , KevinT. 248 Hauck, Michele248 Hawkins. Hollie248 Haworth, Elizabeth 121, 248 Haworth , Howard E. 248 Hayes, Beth219 Hayes, Elvln 1 37 Haymon , Daren 12 1 Haymon , Karen 122 Haynie, Robin248 Hcarn. LazarW. 74, 82", 175, 248 Hebert. FrancineE. 228 Hcbert. LinetteM. 36, 248 Hebert, Ryan A. 47, 163, 248 Heck, Darrelll07 Hcdrick, Katira 2 2 8 Hcffcrn, Tim248 Heil, Allen34 Henderson , Kelley 228 Henderson, Kelly D. 2 14 Hendricks , Durwood D. 248 Hennigan, LeahAnn248 Henry , Carla36, 248 Hernandez, Barbara M. 219 Hernandez, Tony38 Hcrrcn, Ellen248 Hervoldsheime , Mailyn 250 Hicks, Derrick R. 250 Hicks, Karren W. 228 Hicks, Kristen36 Hicrs, ChristineM. 250 Hiestand, PaulR. 250 Hill, KyongC. 250 Hill, LaGwen250 Hill, Konald228 Hillard, Randy 82, 163 Taking advantage of the University Bookstore' s frequent bargains, Yolanda Forte nberry picks out a card to send to that special someone. 296 Index Hillman, Jennifer 163 Hillyard. MarleR. 250 Hilt, LydiaA. 250 Himaya, M. A. 219 Hinkston, Marcia Y. 250 Ho, Jenny 123, 250 Hodnett, Keith 150 Hoffman, Betty 120, 228 Holden, CharlotteR. 250 Holden, Teel77 Holland, Charles87 Holland, Karla 250 Holman , Shclia 220 Holmes, CholondaM. 250 Hood, Michelle 1 2 8 Hoover , Dorothy J . 250 Hopki , Kevin Hopkins , Charln J . 250 Hopkins , Kevin 43 Hopkins, KevinD. 228, 229 Hopper , Karen 119 Horn , Jamie 163 Horn , Loami J. 228, 229 Horn , Marcelis 82 Horn , Mary 2 50 Home, PennyJ. 228, 229 Home, Tommy R. 121, 229 Horton, Jill 213, 229 Horton, ReginaldL. 121, 229 Horton , Ryan 129 Horton , Stevel95 Hough, VirginiaA. 250 House, Laurie 24, 37 Houston, Sabrina250 Howard, Adrian A. 86, 250 Howard , George Howard , Winston36, 37, 57 Huddle, ToddK. 6 7 Huddleston, Michael I. 250 Huff, Craig229 Huffman, Chrisl25 Huffman, KrisL. 2 50 Hummel. PatrickH. 250 Humphrey , Veronica O. 229 Hunt, Royce229 Hunt, William220 Hunter, Jennifer74, 79 ±1 Ibrahim, Irfanl21, 250 Ingles, Amanda250 Ingram, GyngerL. 229 Ingram , Jay 3 Ingrain , Lucille 2 2 Ingram , Trecia J . 250 Irwin , Christy R. 250 Isbell, DanaL. 250 Iscmann , Kay H. 250 Ivcy , Teri 128 Jackson , David W. 250 Jackson , Mario 79 Jackson, Sandra229 Jackson , Tammy C. 229 Jackson , Terry 220 Jackson, Tomikia25 1 Jacob, RoseMary229 Jacobo, Rolando 123, 124 James, Elise220 lames, Yetta 163, 165 Jarred , Ada 2 2 Jarvis, Liz229 Jean, MelissaG. 128, 229 Jeanice, LauraJ. 251 Jeansonne, Tana M. 121, 229 Jcffcries , Scherry L. 251 Jenkins , Anna 79 Jenkins, Articia I). 251 Jenkins , Jack 2 5 1 Jenkins, Jill 168 Jenkins, JudyG. 229 Jenkins , Precious5 1 Jenkins, Scot 112 Jeter, KatherineL. 229 Jetton , Marcia 2 51 Johnnie, Reginaldl26 Johnnie , Ronald 123, 126 Johnsen , Chris 252 Johnson, DiedraA. 252 Johnson , Georgia M. 252 Johnson , Gwendolyn M. 252 Johnson , JeanetteM. 252 Johnson, Martha36 Johnson, Maxine220 Johnson , Melinda K. 252 Johnson, Pauline220 Johnson , Tim23, 109, 111 Lady Demons head coach Mona Martin and senior players Sonya Cox and Laurie Martin discuss the finer points of basketball play. The Lady Demons had a most successful season this year. Johnson, Warren D. 252 Jolley , Gregll4, 220 Jolley.H. Scott 8, 108, 109, 111 Jolly, Jeanette 120, 126, 229 Jones, Eddie L. 25 2 Jones, Ken 12 1 Jones, Lori229 Jones, Randy 67, 122 Jones , Robert 46 Jones, Ronald 2 5 2 Jones , Sara 160, 161 Jones, Shirley252 Jordan, Carol 26, 49, 63 Joubert , Hlenda 2 5 2 Joyner , Brian 99 Junkin , George220 Jurado, Jeanette33 Kane, Stephen D. 229 Karst, A I c x 1 5 Kay, Stacy 36, 126, 252 Keel, Sheri252 Kcenan , Charlie 2 2 Keen an , Todd 1 9 6 Kellum , Charolotte252 Kelly , Courtney M. 252 Kelly, Diana252 Kelly, Elizabeth A. 252 Kennedy , Pansy 12 1 Kerrigan , Randley J. 252 Kevin , Lewis 147 Kilcoy ne , Margret 126, 220 Kim, HelenaY. 252 Kimble, Veronica252 King , Francis 2 5 2 Kingngern , Kittipong 123, 252 Kingsley , John 3 7 Kirk, Rhonda229 Kirk, Stephon229 Kirkland, Robin J. 252 Kirkland, Sterpha nie 2 5 2 Kirkmon , Sheldon 74 Kirkpatrick, NatalieE. 229 Klein , Kallin252 Klotzbach , Staci Jo 34, 252 Klotzbach, Von 122 Knight , Lynnel 2 7 Knippers, W.Tary 229 Knotts, \shelv36 Knotts, Jeff72 Knotts, Kenny 121 Koon , Dominil 2 5 2 Krause, Jay 99, 129 Kukaras, Alexander 160 Kyle, Kelley99, 120, 127, 253 Index 297 Finding a place to study often takes some imagination. Karren Bennett grabs a chair in the lobby ofKyser Hall. ± I.:ihh0 , Jason 2 5 3 Labordo, Kent 99, 125 LaCaze , Lee2 5 3 LaCa/.c, Miriam 22 V LaCombe, Evelyn 253 Lacombe , James 123, 126 LaCour, Angela63, 67, 229 LaCour, Jr. Anthony 121, 229 LaHaye, Jemil08 Laincz , Jose D. 123, 124 Laing , Susan 2 53 Laksmi, Devi229 Lambert, Davidl07 Landon , Leroy 2 2 Landry, Abbiel25, 220 Landry, CarlB. 25 4 Landry , Elizabeth254 Lane , Kimberly 254 Lang , Susan 1 1 8 Langon, Candacel29 Larger , Teresa 2 5 4 Larin, lien jami n 123, 254 Larkins, Felita254 Larson , Robin 2 3 Laurence, Dwightl24 LaVerc, David L. 213, 230 Law , Lakeska 12 9 Lawson , Farra2 54 LeBlanc, Nicole 2 5 4 LeBlanc, PatrickA. 213, 230 LeCompte , Melvin 121, 122 Lee , A ultra Lane 2 14 Lee, ChrisSO Lee, Daynal95, 214 Lee, Ericl63 Lee, Mark254 Lee, Shwu-Fen 121, 126, 127, Lee, Tessia 119, 214, 230 Leone, Anita230 Leone , Debra 2 5 4 Lcro , Marilyn 23 LcVasseur, Johnny 65 Lewis , Kdwina 2 2 Lewis, Kevin 163 Lewis , Peggy 165 Lewis, Rhenec 2 5 4 Lewis, Stevel21, 128, 129, 254 Lewis , Tracy 23 Lewis , Veronica 12 2 Liddle , Shannon 2 5 4 Liga, Debbie 123, 126, 254 Lillya , Margie67 Lin , Janus 2 2 Lin , Leah 254 Lincoln , Marilyn 2 54 Linder, Dana 125, 254 Lindner, Elizabeth34 Lindsay , Leon 128, 220 Lindsey , Lynn 2 54 Lindsey , Peggy 2 54 Lloyd, Katrina36, 254 Lloyd, Margaret254 Lockhart, Orland 1 3 9 Loflin, Charla230 Loftin , Dway nc 2 1 Logan , Thomas 115, 230 Longino, Christy L. 254 Lossin , Harry 2 54 Lotspeich , John 12 2 Loud , Stacey 2 5 4 Loustaunau, Shaun254 Lovcmore , Brian 23 Luck, James 121, 124, 126, 214, Luck, LeahC. 214, 230 Luker , Brenda 192 Lukowski, Lisa37, 34, 50, 254 Lund, Christopher254 Lusk , Andrea 2 5 4 Lutes , Janine 2 54 Maddry, Mike256 Madison , Mary 162, 256 Maggiore, AngelaM. 128, 256 Malta, JulieA. 256 Mann , Veroncia2 56 Manning , Archie 13 7 Manry , Theresa256 Manuel, Carll29 Manuel, Mia63 Marks, ChristinaM. 256 Marks , Norton 220 Maroina, William B. 256 Marroquin , Salvador 123, 256 Marroush, Kamil 122, 124, 230 Marrus, Wendi2 56 Marsalis, Karen R. 256 Martin , Barbara A. 256 Martin , Laura 2 5 6 Martin , Suzanne 2 5 7 Martin , Terrance P. 23 Martin, WilliamT. 257 Mason , Anthony 74, 87 Mason , Lisa M. 2 5 7 Mason, MichaelS. 74, 230 Mastainich, Kent I 2 8 Mastainich, Trisha A. 257 Matheney , Sharon L. 257 Mathews, Jason258 Mathews, Myrti258 Mathews, RitaR. 258 Mathis , Brenda 122 Mathues, Charla 1 18 Matriano, Imelda230 Matriano-Lim , Mel 118 Mault, Tony W. 230 May, Joel258 Mayeux , S issi e 2 2 Mayfield, Sean34, 59, 113 Maynard, Sherril258 Mayo, AliclaD. 49258 Mayo, MaryK. 119, 214, 230 Mays. Shelly 258 McBride, Cheryl 220 McCalla, Sandra 194, 220 McCallan , Stan75 McCann , AngelaM. 255 298 Inat~ McCarty , Sonya254 McCaskill, Brian 75, 82 McClain , Greg255 McClung, Barbara J. 255 McClung, Cynthiall9, 230 McClung, Edwin 122 McConathy, Bill 2 2 McConathy, KarenF. 255 McCorkle, DeAnne220 McCormick , Steve 129, 279 McCoy, Tron8 2 McCullen, Wayne38 McDaniel, Doris255 McDaniel, Kim 25 6 McDavid, Elizabeth 103, 111 McDonald, Delores256 McDonald , Ivan 6 1 McDonald, Karen L. 256 McEachern, Brandy256 McFerin, Anita220 Mcferren , David256 McCalha, Robbin256 McGce, Chris 111, 121 McGee, LoriE. 121, 230 McGreal, Moniquel28 McGrew , Sharon M. 256 McHale, Mike24, 51, 53, 129 Mclnnis, AngelaJ. 256 Mclntyre , Lee2 56 McKay , Troy 1 1 2 McKenzie, MicheleK. 121, 256 McKinney , Amy L. 230 McKinney , Kim 2 5 6 McLaughlin, Bronagh 118, 256 McLendon, Patricia 2 5 6 McMillen, Kristin 2 5 6 McNeal, Windell256 McNicoll, Laura 256 McPhearson, Brian 111, 112 McQueen , Mikel 2 McSwain , Doris2 2 McVey , Jackie 2 2 Mi-Williams, X-Anne256 Mcacham , Janie258 Means , Tony 9 9 Mcdlin, Dan38 Medlock, Cynthia A. 230 Mcdlock, SheisaD. 258 Melancon , Tammy A. 258 Mcldcr , Mitch258 Mcshell, Donell258 Methvin , Holley 12, 27, 34, 36 Metoycr, VictorlneM. 230 Meyers , Lisa 2 5 8 Mczicre, Penelope258 Miciltto, Lisa258 Middlebrooks , Mary215 Milburn, Rodl37 Miller, Annelll Miller, DavidV. 230 Miller, Denise50, 163, 258 Miller, JanetL. 258 Miller, Janice258 Miller , Layne 24 Miller, Lillianal24, 258 Miller, Mary 5, 30, Miller, Valerie258 Misuraca , Marc 2 5 8 Misuraca , Sam 2 2 Mitchell, Jay 123 Mix, Ginny2 58 Moblcy, Samantha258 Molstad , Susan 2 2 Mondello, Kerry 120 M o n d e 1 1 o , Tara 2 5 8 Monk, Cheryl258 Monk, Patl27 Monteilh, Melonie258 Montelaro, AntoinetteSO Moore , Drew2 2 Moore, Gail258 Moore, Natalie 119 Moore, Ray 99, 111, 129 Moorman, Glenl09 Morgan, Alexander258 Morgan , TalB. 258 Morray , Terri259 Morris, Dawn 108, 210, 258 Morris, RoyceE. 259 Morton , Melissa 2 5 9 Moses, Keri37, 259 Mount, Tracy L. 259 Mulkcy , Michelle 2 5 9 Murphrey , Tim 118, 259 Murphy, Elwanda2 20 Murphy , Guy B. 259 Murphy, RIversC. 192, 221 Murray , Jay 2 5 9 Murray , Troy 12 8 Musgrove , Pam 12 7 Myers, Denlsell8, 259 Myers, Lizl 1 8 Myers , Rachel L. 2 60 Myers , Renee 2 60 Myers, Tammy 2 60 Myers, Tina260 "Eleven out of twelve isn't that bad," says Scherry Jefferies as she comforts Peggy Lewis after a track meet against Louisiana Tech. Norton , Partricia79 Not in , Donna43 Nugent , Kevin 163, 260 Nutt , IreeceH. 260 Nye, It r i a n 2 2 1 Naranjo , Nancy 2 3 Naron , Debra 2 60 Narvcz, TinaR. 260 Nash, ClaudineL. 67, 260 Ncllcs, William 2 2 1 Nelms, Rhonda 126, 128, 230 Nclms, Wanda 126, 260 Nelson , Traci L. 260 Ncrio, Rolandol23 Newstrom , Mark 30, 143 Newton, Michele260 Nicholas, PrccillaG. 260 Nolan , Tracy 2 6 Nora, AnedraA. 230 Nordbrock, Ted 1 2 9 Norman, Paralee22 1 Norman, Pearlie230 Normand , Gwen A. 2 60 Norris, Karen E. 260 O'Bannon , Darren38 O'Conncr, SheilaM. 230 O'Neal, Mikel47 Oats, Randy38 Oberle, Ann221 Obcrlc, MarkD. 106, 260 Ocnbrink, Paul 124, 163, 230 Oldham , Jason 108 Olive, Vincel25 Olliff , CharlesR. 260 Orzehoskie, Chuckl43 Osborn , Kathy D. 260 Owens, PamelaD. 121, 260 Index 299 Pace , Jack 2 2 1 Pace , Jessica J . 2 60 Pachcco, AnaC. 260 Padilla, Lisa230 Paige, Daphne K . 260 Palmer , Penny 230 Palmer, Tracy 87, 260 Paniagua , Gloria R. 260 Paraham , Greg 22 1 Parduc , Arnie23 1 Parker, DondraS. 2 60 Parker, JanaL. 11, 37, 260 Parker, John W. 260 Parker, Leonard 215, 231 Parker , Tanya 22 1 Parker, Timothy D. 2 60 Parks , Jason B. 260 Passut, Jeremy 51, 99, 129 Pate, Sally 2 6 1 Patcl, Karen 129, 160, 261 Paterson , JaneF. 261 Patin, BrittP. 261 Patin , Duane 163 Patterson , Jane 160 Patterson , Rita 1 IX, 261 Pax, Harbaral22 Peair , Regina A. 2 62 Pcarce, Lindaree 2 2 1 Pcarrie, Chastity 262 Pcna , JoAnne Y. 2 62 Penny , RachelR. 262 Pcpersack , James 12 5 Periz, SallleF. 262 Perkins, BurtSO, 103 Perkins, Fredericks 1 Perkins, Tracy A. 262 Perry , Janet 3 6 Person , Clint 122 Peters, Kevin 10, 53 Phifcr, Curtis221 Phil Is , Carol262 Pickett , Dan57 Pickett, Robert 2 1 1 Pierre , Adam 163, 262 Pierre, Aufwiedersehe 2 6 2 Pine, Clint222 Pine, Terry231 Pippin , Roland 120, 222 Pitt, Dudley222 Pleasant , Randall 120, 195 Poe , Mary A. 2 62 Ponder , Joyce222 Populis. Emily Y. 129231 Porteous, MelissaA. 8, 262 Porter, JulieF. 262 Porter, Patricia23 1 Potect, Butch24, 37 Potts, KcllyC. 262 Powell, Charles24 Powell, Laura 215, 231 Powell , Tammy K. 121, 262 Powell , Theresa L. 126, 231 Pray, DannaP. 127, 262 Prescott , Doug 2 3 Preston, Carl 72, 121, 126, 231 Prevo , Carlos M. 262 Price , John 2 2 2 Price, PaulA. 82, 231 Price, Tammy L. 262 Pridgcn , Leta M. 262 Procell , Gregl37 Proccll , LisaM. 262 Prothro, Pam 2 6 2 Prudhomme, Tainara 2 6 2 Puckitt, Angela 1) . 262 Putman , Julie A. 262 Pyc, David 122 Quails, TammyS. 262 Quarles, Jamesll9, 231 Quist, Paul 128 Rabinowitz, Gail 119, 214, 231, Rachal, JillE. 231 Rachal, Melinda262 Radicello, PeteJ. 262 Randazzo , Yvonne M. 231 Ransibrahman , Janat 262 Rasco , Alina Jean 119 Rasco , Alma 23 1 Rasco, GloriaA. 262 Rascoe , Kathon 2 62 Rash , Robert I 24 Rayford, Terrence 170, 173 Rcbouche, ClaireC. 215 Redman, TerrieL. 129, 263 Redmond, Amy263 Reed , Sharon A. 262 Reed, Van R. 108, 109, 128, 26 Rccs, JohnE. 126, 197, 231 Reese , Tracy 124 Rciland, Diane K. 231 Rclland , Carmen 119 Relland, Diane 1 1 9 Remedies, Tammy263 Remo, Sharon 79, 129 Reynolds, Robert222 Rhodes, Johnnie 112 Rhodes, StacieL. 263 Rhymes, JulieA. 126, 231 Rice, HartwellL. 121, 122, 264 K ice , Jacqueline R . 264 Richard, J.R.137 Richard , Joyce K. 264 Richards, Karth) 222 Richardson, Kathy B. 264 Ricks, Rebecca E. 264 Riegel, Bill 1 3 7 Rigaud, Sonya74, 111, 127, 231 Rivera , Juan 195 Rivera, WilfredoR. 264 Rivers, Anna G. 264 Roach , Kevin99 Roach, Scott222 Robarge, VickiM. 164, 264 Following the proper procedures for filing in the SGA election, Karen Cresap instructs Denise Arnett in the Student Unio lobby. 300 Index Robcrson , CadeE. 264 Roberts, Carmen 118, 119, 231 Roberts, Margaret L. 231 Robertson , Joe 106 Robertson, Joycel21 Robertson, Kelleyl27, 215, 231 Robertson, Sandra264 Robinette, Robbie40, 53 Robinson , Andrea 264 Robinson , Annie M. 231 Robinson , ConnieS. 264 Robinson , Frank P. 264 Robinson , Lynn 2 64 Robinson, Rhonda264 Robinson, Sarah 51, 75, 99, 122, Robinson , Thomas R. 231 Rod rogue, Kristiel29 Rodriguez, Debra264 Rodriguez, Galindo222 Rogers , Sidney 37, 57 Rolofs, Peterl25 Rosamond , Frank 129 Rosario, FelixM. 231 Rose, BeckieL. 264 Rose, Becky 118 Rose, Richard222 Rosenthal, ToniS. 231 Ross, Carter 1 12 Ross, Cindy 127 Ross, Cynthia R. 215, 231 Ross, RhondaMI 264 Rougcau , Robert69, 109 Rousscl, .1 o h n 2 6 4 Roy, Jennifer 108, 264 Roy, Mary-Helen 2 6 4 Riibinn, Elizabeth 124 R n hi no , Mara 12 4 Rush, Charlotte 108, 109, 231 Rush , Gladys 108, 109, 264 Rushing , Alaina 36, 264 Rusli, Katrinel23, 264 Rutherford, VondaK. 264 Rutter , Charlottc27 Ryder, Kristy 128 Ryder, Randy 97 Ryder, ShondaD. 264 Salard, CallieC. 231 Salassi , Edmond 119 Salsbury , George87 Samet , Jan222 Samet , Tom 2 2 2 Sampitd , Joe38 Sampite, Shelia265 Sand , ColctteM. 264 Sanders , Brian 64 Sanders, DorisL. 126, 231 Sanders, James264 Sanders, Kelli 118, 231 Sanders, Pamela264 Sandifer , Rhondi73, 264 Sasscr , Morris 121 Savoy , Marc 199 Scarborough , Tara 3 6 Scarbrough , Kelly 265 Schaffcr , Richard 121, 126 Schneider , Anne Marie34, 37, 50, 73, 265 Schneider, B i 1 1 7, 112 S c o g g i n s , David222 Scott, Craig222 Scott, Gwendolyn 26 5 Scott , Monica 2 65 Scott , Pamela 2 6 6 Scott, Richardl25 Scars, Kenl29 Sea wood, Lawrence 74, 82 Scay , Sherry E. 266 Scidlcr, HaraldG. 266 Seiple , Nancy H. 266 Semi en, Gerard 82, 266 Scpulvado, KathleenK. 231 Sepulvado, Kim210, 266 Scpulvado, Randha266 Shaw, Bi 1 1 2 2 2 Shaw, JohnD. 122 Shclfo, Camille215, 231 Shclton , Sharon266 Shelton, Shery 266 Shcrrill, Sandi 168 Shields, Rosland79 Shields , Rozalyn 74 Shirley, Brian? 1 Shores , Melissa 266 Shotwell, Kellie215 Shows , Don 1 5, Sibley, Dana266 Sibley, Henry87 Simon , Andrea 2 66 Simoncaux , John J . 266 Sims, Victoria 129, 266 Sisson , Connie L. 266 Si vo, Stephen 127 Skcrrit , Tom 5 7 Slack, Rusty 144 Slankster, Dolorice266 Slaton , Mandy J . 2 6 6 Slaughter , Melanie L. 231 Slay, Bradl23 Slay , JohnB. 266 Smiley , Barry 222 Smith, Brad 114 Smith, CarlC. 266 Smith, CaroleLyn 127, 215 Smith , Christie36 Smith , Jennifer L. 266 Smith , JoD. 266 Smith , Jo A nn 22 2 Smith , Mclissa72, 74, 126 Smith , Melody 30, 37, 53 Smith , Paula 23 1 Smith, Pernelll35, 171, 172, 174 Smith . Shane50 Smith , ShavanniaM. 58, 266 Smith , Steve97 Smith, Susan 150, 222 Smith , Terrie266 Smith , ThomasR. 266 Smith , Tim266 Smith , Tony222 Smith , Tracy 34, 50, 266 Smith , Trevor 174 Snead , Anna M. 2 66 Sncll, Mary L. 231 Shelling, Kim 2 6 6 Snow, Jcffery 121 Sonnicr, Louicreacy 2 6 6 Spencer, Ph y 1 1 is 2 6 6 Spikes, GloriaL. 267 Spikes, Markl63 Spink , Stacie267 Spitzer, Kathy 1 18 Spivcy , Lanetia 2 02 Sprowl, Lucky P. 122, 232 Srinual , Pirom 12 9 St. Amant , Cindy232 Staats, Candace J. 267 Stainbrook , Tammy R. 267 Stalling, Dick222 Starks, Lee82 Steele, Sandra J. 267 Stephens , John 153 Stephens, Peggy267 Stevens , Jerry 99 Stevens, Ken 122 Stevens , Mark 12 5 Stewart, KelvinG. 232 Stewart, LisaG. 267 Stickle, Sarah J. 267 Stinson , Rence 79 Stoker , Scott 141, 149 Stone, Christopher 126, 267 Strawther, Lotena267 Strcctman , Cynthia D. 267 Strickland, Jackie V. 267 Stridor , Lex67 Stringer , Shannon L. 267 Strothcr , Linda 2 6 7 Stroud , ToniD. 267 Stuart, JulieM. 268 Stuchlik , Virginia A. 124, 232 Sturman , Janet 2 2 2 Sullivan, Kelly 34 Suranc , Robin 2 6 8 Sutherland, TamaraK. 268 Sutherland, Teri 1 2 7 Sutherlin, TeresaR. Sutton , Lydia268 Swecency , Jearl L. 268 Sweeny, Harriet 268 Swiggard , Catherine 2 6 X Swinger, A n g e I a 2 3 2 Sycd, Ali A. 123, 124, 232 Tabor, Leigh Ann 36, 37 Tabor , Sherry 2 3 2 Taff, Stacey268 Taliferro , Robin 2 1 Tappan , Janice 3 6 Tappin , JaniceD. 268 Tate , Tanja 2 6 8 Taulbce, Fred L. 2 68 Tauzin , Michele268 Taylor, EvanR. 117, 268 Taylor, John 103 Taylor , Karen 2 4 Taylor, RoyE. 268 Taylor, Sandra R. 128, 268 Index 301 Taylor , Trenna 7 4 Temple, Dr. Austin 210, 222 Terrell, Marjorie268 Terry, John 75, 112 Tcssicr, MatthewW. 268 Therien , Nate 2 2 2 Theus, Shclisa268 Thcvenot, LisaA. 232 Thibideaux, Angclique268 Thisscl, Sidney 139, 143, 144 Thomas, Andrea 113, 1 25, 191 Thomas , Connie O. 232 Thomas , Julia 268 Thomas , Tommy 163 Thomas, Toranya268 Thomas, Wcslcy222 Thompson, Patricia222 Thompson, Robert 2 68 Thorion , Mike 1 70 Thrash , Tara 2 3 2 Tictjcn , Tara 54, 122, 268 Tillcy , Cynthia268 Tiinmcrs, Tamara2 68 Tinker , Sandra 2 6 8 linker , Sara2 68 Tinsley , Sherri 2 6 8 Tippctt , Heathcr268 Tipton , Rhonda269 Todd , Su/anne 2 69 Toliver , Yalaunda269 Tomlinson , James P. 269 Toms, KathleenF. 269 Tons , Barbara 160 Touchct, Katherine269 Toussaint , April 269 Toussaint, Roosevelt222 Townscnd , Mike 123, 129 Towry , Pam 1 2 9 Iran , Loan 123, 269 Trangmar , Johnny R. 232 Treadway , Randy 8 2 Trichel , CharlotteC. 232 Trigg, Shannon 269 Triggs , Keith 5 1 Troutman , Dan 12 9 Troxlcr, Mark 163, 269 Turbcvillc, Donna 128, 269 Turchick , Robert 12 6 Turner , Darren 8 7 Turner , Floyd 132, 140, 147, Turner , Patsy 2 69 Turner , Sue 4 7 Turner , Tanya 2 69 Many students at Northwestern are without the luxury and convenience of a car, so some rely on their friends for transportation. Karyn Van Buren catches a ride with Craig Llorance. Tutt , Stacy 269 Urban , Marsha 1 9 3 Vaughn , Sharon21, 128 Veatch , Elizabeth D. 2 69 Venable, Josie269 Vercher , Donna L. 269 Vcrther, Glyn 163, 269 Verzwyvelt , RhondaM. 215, 232 Viers, Charlie222 Vincik , Mclinda 1 1 9 Vinson , Dustin 1 29 Vinson, Ernest 123, 269 Voorhces, John269 Voorhics , Dina 2 69 Vanbastelaer , Sheila232 Vanllurcn , Karyn A. 269 Vander Bloom , Cheryl 269 VanHook, Michcllel 24 Vassar, BrandiS. 269 Waddle , Robert 124 Wadson , Reginald D. 269 Walker, DinaF. 269 Walker , Tish 74, 79 Walker , Vcrdis 14, 16, 63 123 Walker, Wendell 21, 128 Wall, A.Mela 269 Wallace, Bonnie 129 Wallace, Dara 1 2 8 Wallace, Dora269 Wallace, Freddiel42 Wallace, Thomasl26 Waller, Dorothea269 Walsh , Jennifer 34, 108, 112 Walsh , John 12, 51 Walters, Diana D. 232 Walters , Wendy 54, 122, 270 Wang, Jucll9, 270 Ward , Caroline 1 1 1 Ward , Lisa 120, 126, 270 Ward , Stephanie 119 Ward , Tim 2 70 Wardlaw, Harry F. 2 70 Warner, Scott 9 7 Warren , Christopher N . 270 Washington, CarlaM. 270 Washington, Dorothy69 Washington , Sarah270 VVaskom , Scott 4 6 302 Index - Waters, Wilfred F. 2 70 Watkins, EfremD. 23 2 Weaver , Glenda 118, 270 Weaver , Lisa 2 7 Weaver, Tammy D. 232 Webb , LcnaB. 270 fl Wccgo, Michelle 106, 111, 129 I Wells, RosaL. 2 70 J Wells, Sonia270 Wesley , Patrick 74, 82 1 Wesley , Patrick 173 i\ West, Ron 163 | West , Shanel 2 1 I Westmoreland , Terri 2 7 Whitakcr, Richard 163, 166 j White, Verna2 70 Whitehead , Tommy 1 94 I Whitford , Jennifer2 7 Whitley , Catrell270 Whitley , ClaraR. 2 70 Whitstine, Elsie270 Whitten , Katie36, 75 Wiley , MarionS. 270 Wilkins, Ronald R. 163, 232 Willett , LindaA. 270 Williams, AngelaD. 124, 270 Williams, Anital27, 222 Williams, Brad 1 2 1 Williams, ChenaP. 270 Williams, Chrisll2 Williams , Darlcne L. 232 Williams, Denice270 Williams, Don 1 12 Williams, EvaL. 271 Williams, Gary 7 5 Williams, Gearry 86, 87 Williams , Jacquelyn B . 232 Williams , Janice 2 7 1 Williams , Jennifer 2 7 1 Williams , Jerry 2 2 2 Williams, Kazelle86, 87 Williams , Lisa 2 7 1 Williams, P.Deni 232 Williams, Reginald27 1 Williams, Ricky23 Williams, SheliaL. 271 Williams, Sid 7 5 Williams, Thomas87 Williams, YolandaS. 67, 271 Williams, Yulonda74 Willis, Laura 50, 51 Willis, Olive223 Wilson , Chad 121, 124, 232 Wilson , Charlene27 1 Wilson , Cindy 34, 74 Wilson , JacquelineM. 233 Wilson , Kclle271 Wilson , Kim 16, 30, 50, 53 Wilson , Vickie271 Wimbcrly , Carolyn 2 7 1 Winders, Kristi 121, 271 Windham , PaulaJ. 233 Windham, Shannon271 Winter , William 125 Wise , Ronnie 1 2 1 Wise, Shonda271 Wolfe, Lisa 125, 223 Wolfe, Stcve24, 37, 57, 271 Wolfe, William 126 Womack, Karen 2 7 1 Womack , Melissa 124, 271 Womack, Rabecca2 7 1 Woodard , Brenda223 Woodward, Rickey 120 Worchcl , Cari2 3 Wren , Lori2 7 1 Wright, Lorl23 3 Wright, Ron271 Wyatt, D.Neal 271 Wynn, Eric 74, 82, 233 Wynne , Cynthia27 1 Wynne , Teresa 2 7 1 I NSU's eight-man rowing squad shuttles across Chaplin's Lake during early morning practice. Northwestern Yell Leaders Winston Howard and Lisa Lukowski entertain the basketball crowd in Turpin Stadium. Many hours of practice and hard work go into the skill shown here by these two enthusiastic Demon fans. Index 303 Y a n k o w s k i , Michael223 \ 1 i u i) g , A tn a nd a 2 2 3 Young, Kimbcrly271 Yount, I. . i Donna 2 7 1 Zalewski, Donna 1 22 Zeller , Fabian 63 Zcringue, Jeffrey P. 112, 233 Making the most of the spring weather, Shannon Trigg and Bridget Bamb tool arouna campus with their windows down to catch the breeze. •- - Alpha Kappa Alpha 76, 77 Delta Sigma Theta 78, 79 Kappa Alpha 80, 81 Kappa Alpha Psi 82, 83 Kappa Sigma 84, 85 Phi Beta Sigma 86, 87 Phi Mu 88, 89 Sigma Kappa 90, 91 Sigma Sigma Sigma 92, 93 Sigma Tail Gamma 94, 95 Tail Kappa Epsilon 96, 97 Theta Chi 98, 99 Zeta Phi Beta 100, 101 Adjacent to Northwestern s columns, the Nicholls School, built in 1906, is a reminder of days gone by. 304 Index :5oivcr<Oi^ tef Tina Dutile Jennifer Walsh Charlotte Rush Janelle Ainsworth Van Reed Jason Oldham Dawn Morris Eddy Broadway Ricky Carroll Jemi Lallaye H. 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